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Co-Executive Director

Jocie Sobieraj

(she/her)

Jocie Sobieraj, M.Ed is a higher educational equity professional who has over five years of higher educational working experience, two of which have been specifically with the undocumented community. As a Graduate Assistant with the Monarch Program at The University of Texas at Austin, she co-led dozens of customized UndocuAlly Trainings for different departments across campus. Jocie is a core member of Rooted, the Immigrant Student Liberation Collective at UT-Austin.

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    Co- Executive Director

    Katya Guzman

    (she/her/ella)

    Katya Guzman, B.A is a recent alumna of the University of Texas at Austin, with a degree in Latino Studies and Human Dimensions of Organizations. At UT-Austin, she served as the Development Lead for University Leadership Initiative (ULI), an organization that provides resources and community support for undocumented students on campus. Katya serves as a founding member of Rooted, the Immigrant Student Liberation Collective at UT-Austin.

      Jocie Sobieraj, M.Ed (she/her) is a higher educational equity professional who has over five years of higher educational working experience, two of which have been specifically with the undocumented community. As a Graduate Assistant with the Monarch Program at The University of Texas at Austin, she co-led dozens of customized UndocuAlly Trainings for different departments across campus. Jocie is a core member of Rooted, the Immigrant Student Liberation Collective at UT-Austin.

      Katya Guzman, B.A (she/her/ella) was born in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico and raised in Ennis, Texas. She is a recent alumna of the University of Texas at Austin, with a degree in Latino Studies and Human Dimensions of Organizations. At UT-Austin, she served as the Development Lead for University Leadership Initiative (ULI), an organization that provides resources and community support for undocumented students on campus. Katya serves as a founding member of Rooted, the Immigrant Student Liberation Collective at UT-Austin.

      Why UndocUEquity?

      Currently, UndocUEquity LLC is the only consulting business that provides trainings specifically focused on undocumented students in higher education. While Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) trainings are more commonplace in colleges and universities, these trainings rarely, if ever, focus on the immigrant student population. Because immigration status is an invisible identity, it is often overlooked, which adds a further degree of marginalization.

       

      The invisible nature of immigration status forces undocumented students to “out” themselves in order to advocate for their needs. UndocUEquity LLC stands out because we train student affairs staff to proactively consider immigration status when supporting students so students do not have to be self-advocates and find their own resources. We work to uplift a student community that is all too often left out of typical DEI conversations in higher education.

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