Juan Rodriguez: WOC 2011 Fellow
Juan Rodriguez was a displaced, undocumented immigrant from the age of 1, first to Venezuela, and ultimately to the United States where he has worked as organizer and advocate for minority, low-income youth who have been pushed out of their homelands and raised in the United States.
In 2008, he coordinated undocumented youth to engage over 3,000 of their citizen peers to register and go out to vote, and co-founded the Social Justice Scholars Fund at the Florida Immigrant Coalition. In 2009, Juan was one of four youth from Students Working for Equal Rights (SWER) that led a national mobilization called the "Trail of Dreams" which engaged more than 60,000 active participants through social networking, media appearances, and a mobile action network.
Juan is a proud graduate in Business Administration from Miami Dade College and is currently completing a Sociology and Anthropology Degree at Florida International University.
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