Cinthya Felix and Tam Tran

Mer Young

Cinthya Felix ’07 and Tam Tran ’06 were early leaders of the immigrant youth movement, among this generation’s first group of undocumented students to graduate from college and enter graduate school. Tran testified in Congress for passage of the federal Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would grant citizenship to undocumented students in the United States. Felix was a founding member of Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS) at UCLA, working to promote health care access in immigrant communities. Tragically, in 2010, they were killed in a car accident.