Meet Paola Sanchez Valdez

The Untold Story of a former DACA recipient and the founder of DREAMers on Grounds and PLUMAS.

What does it take to make change at UVa? Our fourth video in the Untold Stories series features Paola Sanchez Valdez. The founder of DREAMers on Grounds and Political Latinx United for Movement & Action in Society (PLUMAS) talks DACA, women’s mentorship, and Latinx student life.

Untold Stories is a series of ten videos created in collaboration with Student Council and UVA Parents Fund designed to highlight unique, underrepresented, and unconventional individuals at this university.

Check out our second video on Jasmine Zollar and third video on Michelle Miles. 

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