Meet The Staff

Janeth Antillon

New Mexico Dream Team Santa Fe Field Organizer

Janeth Antillon was born en Cuauhtémoc Chihuahua Mexico. In 2002, with 7 years of age, along with her family arrived to Payson Arizona. After living approximately 4 years of her life in AZ her family decided to move To New Mexico where it is currently home, and where she became a High School graduate in 2014. Janeth was fortunate to qualify for DACA, and has been a DACA recipient since 2012.  Currently she works as a Field Organizer in SantaFe NM with the New Mexico Dream Team while being a student at Santa Fe Community College. She plans on continuing her community organizing, working with young adults developing leadership, people Power, immigrant power and social justice along NMDT towards justice and liberation for her community and the family’s in it. 

Flaviano Graciano

New Mexico Dream Team Communications / LGBTQ+ Justice Director

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Flaviano moved to Albuquerque in 2016 to work as a reporter for Telemundo Nuevo Mexico. During his time as a reporter, Flaviano had the opportunity to interview and report the stories of queer, undocumented and immigrant youth and the issues that come with these intersectionlaity. Only a year later in 2017, Flaviano left the world of TV news to become the communications director for the New Mexico Dream Team, the state’s largest immigrant youth-led non-profit.  As a queer man of color and son of immigrants, Flaviano has lived first hand the obstacles and discrimination’s queer, immigrant communities face. Now as NMDT’s LGBTQ+ Justice Director, he looks to provide safe spaces and resources for young, queer, immigrant, youth of color to prosper and have access to opportunities without hiding their identities.

Jared Berenice Estrada

New Mexico Dream Team Santa Fe Organizer

My name is Jared Berenice Estrada. I was born in Torreón Coahuila Mexico and moved to Santa Fe New Mexico in 2008 where I currently live. I graduated from Capital High School in 2013, and from Santa Fe Community College in 2017 with an AA in Human Services. I have been organizing for the past 6 years and I currently work with the New Mexico Dream Team(NMDT) as an Education Justice Fellow. I love working with the NMDT because is a way that I can help and fight for my community’s rights. It is important for me to keep working with the NMDT because as an Undocumented person we go trough a lot of issues and this is a way for me to feel supported and support my people.

Felipe Rodriguez

New Mexico Dream Team Campaign Manager

Felipe was born and grew up next to the ocean in the beautiful port of Acapulco, Gro. He immigrated to the U.S. along with his family in search for security and opportunities. He graduated from the University of New Mexico  with a bachelor’s in Psychology. Felipe started organizing with the NM Dream Team in 2015 and immediately fell in love with the work of the organization. He believes in the power of community organizing, intersectionality, and activism to win the fight for immigrant rights and social justice.

Michelle Soto

New Mexico Dream Team Education Justice Fellow

Michelle Soto was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and was raised by her uncle until the age of nine when she came to the United States to pursue a better education, and a better future. She is currently a graduating high school senior in the Albuquerque Public School system. Michelle loves helping people, and hopes to one day become a neuropsychologist and a missionary to help those in need and share the gospel with them. She is currently an education justice leafellow with the New Mexico Dream Team where she loves to fight for the rights of her immigrant community, and social justice.  

Eduardo Esquivel

New Mexico Dream Team Program Manager

Eduardo Esquivel González immigrated to Albuquerque, New Mexico with his parents at the age of seven from Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. Growing up in the South Broadway neighborhood and graduating from Albuquerque High School he developed a strong sense of community that has been a driving force throughout his life. He studied biochemistry at the University of New Mexico and is also a student of Critical Race Theory. Eduardo does trainings and curriculum development for the New Mexico Dream Team, Department of Education Equity. When he is not working, he likes to create art, listen to music, and spend time with his family and friends. Currently, he is working to make the DreamZone training a standard in professional development for teachers and school staff. A training which is designed to empower and equip them with tools to better serve all their students, regardless of immigration status.

Michelle Murguia

New Mexico Dream Team Field Coordintaor

Michelle began her work with the New Mexico Dream Team in 2015 as a chapter organizer at her then high school, Rio Grande HS in Albuquerque. She was born in Juarez, Chihuahua and immigrated to the U.S. when she was 10 years old. Michelle was unable to apply for DACA due to her arrival date but would be eligible for the Dream & Promise Act. She is currently an organizer lead with NMDT and is enrolled in Central New Mexico Community College where she is studying computer engineering.  

Uriel Rosales

New Mexico Dream Team Southern Field Organizer

Uriel Rosales was born in Mexico City, Mexico. In 2007, only 9 years old, he and his family immigrated to the United States and arrived in Anthony, New Mexico where he began attending elementary school. Currently he works as an Educational Justice Organizer for the New Mexico Dream Team in Las Cruces and in the southern communities of New Mexico while being a full-time student at NMSU. He plans on graduating in may of 2020 with a bachelors in Electronic and Computing Engineering Technology (ECET). His goal, with the help of NMDT, is to give his immigrant community a life without constant fear of deportation.

Karen Campa

New Mexico Dream Team Digital Fellow

Karen Isela Campa is an undocumented woman of color living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She immigrated with her family from Ciudad Juarez in 2006 at the age of six. Since a young age she was aware of the struggles going on in her community, this sparked her interest and love for community organizing. Karen started organizing for the community when she was 14 years old. She began her organizing journey with Young Women United as part of a youth circle for young women of color. Through Young Women United she found out about the New Mexico Dream Team and she started to get involved with them in the Summer of 2018. There was a deeper connection with the NMDT, it felt like she found a home with people with similar stories and backgrounds. She is currently the Digital Department Fellow with the New Mexico Dream Team. Her role consists of making graphics and visuals for different departments in the organization and making sure the NMDT brand is reflective of each unique experience of NMDT’s members across the state. Karen feels extremely lucky to be able to work with an organization that lines up with her ethics and what she is fighting for in life. 

Uriel Martinez

New Mexico Dream Team Digital Director

Uriel Martinez migrated to New Mexico with his mother at the age of 12 from Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México. Uriel grew up in Albuquerque’s diverse and beautiful International District where he attended Hayes Middle School and graduated from Highland High School. Growing up in Albuquerque’s most diverse but also most marginated part of the city helped him develop a strong sense of justice for the large immigrant communities that have made the International District their home. At an early age with the support of his mother Uriel was introduced to painting and drawing, later with the guidance from teachers in High School it evolved to Digital Art. His strong drive for justice remained present and served as the inspiration and motivation to further his education and graduate from CNM with a degree in Graphic Design. Currently, Uriel is leading NM Dream Team’s digital efforts by creating digital content for various NM Dream Team platforms that seek to inspire and empower immigrant communities in New Mexico.

Fernanda Banda

New Mexico Dream Team Advocacy Lead

Fernanda Banda Coronado from Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua Mexico immigrated to Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of one alongside her mother and her older sister. The unfortunate deportation of her father in 2011 was what she likes to claim an “origin awakening,” as she began to recognize that her life circumstances were different. Fernanda is undocumented and because of her residency status she perceived the world fearfully from a young age but soon became knowledgeable of her roots through literature and friendships. This compelled an appreciation of identity, liberation and a passion for social justice. Currently she is delighted to be part of the NMDT advocacy team where she hopes to grow professionally and humanly, surrounded by people that gift her with a sense of home.

Andres Esquivel

New Mexico Dream Team Education Justice Fellow

Andres Esquivel was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, and migrated to Albuquerque when he was 2 years old with his family. Esquivel grew up in the South Valley and graduated from Albuquerque High School in 2017. Currently he is in his third year of his undergrad in political science at UNM. Esquivel is an  Education Justice Fellow with the New Mexico Dream Team. Outside of work you can find Andres playing drums in his band or hanging out with family and friends.