Maribel Hernandez Rivera: On immigration

Maribel Hernandez Rivera, a graduate alumna from 2010, reflects on her childhood experience as an undocumented immigrant and now champion of immigrant rights. She attributes her personal success — measured in scholarships from Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard, Princeton and NYU — to extraordinary luck and exceptional mentors. Maribel has deployed her education towards improving immigration policy in the U.S., first in the Woodrow Wilson School, later in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and now as District Director for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.