Erika Rosales

Position title: Center for DREAMers Director


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Erika Rosales is the Director of the new Center for Dreamers at UW-Madison. Erika is an undocumented immigrant and a DACA recipient. She is a first-generation college graduate and received her graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from the Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement and Education Program. She has done recent work at the Global Health Institute as a Human Rights Curriculum Coordinator focusing on migration, child health, and human rights. She also currently works at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research as a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist. Additionally, Erika is also a 4W Director of Immigration and Human Rights. Erika has been an immigration activist and has helped organize immigration events and rallies locally and nationally. She often speaks out about her experience and knowledge about DACA and immigration as a guest lecturer and through media interviews and published pieces. Erika is humbled and honored to serve at the Center for DREAMers.