Daniela Figueroa was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and received her B.A from Northern Arizona University in International Affairs and a double minor in Indigenous Studies and Spanish. Having spent a semester abroad in Spain, she gained a deeper appreciation and admiration for different Spanish speaking countries and cultures. Raised and adopted by her grandmother, her father was deported at a very young age, creating a personal connection for immigrant rights and issues that fueled her passion throughout her academic career. She volunteered with Tucson Women’s Center and was given the opportunity to play a vital role in the opening of the southside office location that served women of color and those from low-income communities. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, testing different coffee concoctions every weekend, and watching Grey’s Anatomy. She aspires to become an immigration attorney and work to help those families that experience what she went through at such a young age.