Alejandro Garcia Martinez
Alejandro Garcia is a current student at San Francisco State University (SFSU) studying sociology with an emphasis on the environment. Born in Sonora, Mexico, Alejandro and his mother moved to San Francisco when he was seven years old. As an undocumented student, Alejandro is part of Improving Dreams, Equity, Access, and Success (I.D.E.A.S.) a student organization at SFSU that advocates for AB/540 and undocumented students by supporting the access to resources available to them.
With years of experience of management in the retail industry, Alejandro plans on using the skills he obtained in customer service to further help the immigrant community he will serve during the DreamSF Fellowship. Although he understands that DACA is beneficial to many undocumented people, Alejandro believes that more programs should be made available to the wider undocumented population because not all undocumented individuals qualify for DACA.
Alejandro is completing his fellowship at La Raza Centro Legal, a community-based organization that dedicates itself to serving Latino, immigrant, and low-income communities. La Raza helps immigrant people obtain Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), various types of visas, legal permanent residency, and citizen status. At La Raza Centro Legal, Alejandro assists an immigration attorney with the preparation of client files, translation of documents, and different administrative tasks.
Alejandro is also very concerned about the current status of the environment. Rising temperatures around the world, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels, has put everyone on the planet in danger, believing that those responsible for the damage inflicted on the environment should be held accountable for their actions. Alejandro enjoys riding his bicycle around the city as his way of transportation and is happy knowing that he is not contributing to global warming. In his free time, Alejandro enjoys playing baseball, barbecuing, and listening to reggae.