Lorella Praeli

Lorella is an undocumented American from New Haven, CT, where she directs Connecticut Students for a DREAM, a statewide organization of DREAMers and allies that seeks to empower undocumented students and their families. Originally from Ica, Peru, Praeli immigrated to the United States when she was 10 years old to receive medical treatment. After advocating for anti-bullying measures to be adopted at the legislative and community levels, she joined the student immigrant rights movement and came out as “undocumented and unafraid.” This year, she graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology, summa cum laude. Her passions in these disciplines are education, the law, public policy, and politics. She was recently elected onto the United We Dream National Coordinating Committee as New England representative, and helps lead the Dream Educational Empowerment Program. Praeli is an avid reader, political enthusiast, and yogi.

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