Mentor Profiles

Gabriela Castillo


Born in Mexico City in 2002 and immigrated to the United States on 2005 with the ambition and hope from my parents. I am currently attending the University of Illinois at Chicago majoring in Psychology and doing a minor on Sociology. I aspire to be a mental health therapist for children as I believe mental health should be prioritized and taken seriously in early years.

Favorite hobbies: watching Marvel movies with my nephew and niece, collecting candles, and to take care of my indoor plants.

I chose to join the UndocuMentored Team because I resonate with what the team stands for and prioritizing undocumented students during high school and their post-secondary journey. Due to my experience as an undocumented student, it was personally important that I help others like me to go through an easier post-secondary journey.

Andrea martinez


I grew up in and currently reside in Chicago, but I am originally from Tarimoro, Guanajuato. I am the oldest of four siblings, a Scorpio and a proud DACAmented student! I will be graduating from Dominican University this May with a bachelors in Sociology and minors in Chemistry and Biology. I plan on taking a gap year before continuing my education and attending medical school. I’m not sure what I’d like to specialize in yet, but I feel drawn to female reproductive health or endocrinology. During my upcoming gap year I plan on traveling, resting, doing research and expanding both my personal and professional experiences. In my free time, I like to read (currently reading Todas nuestras noches by Maximiliano Pizzicotti), journal and paint.

Favorite hobbies: Painting, yoga, and studying astrology

It was through my own mentors that I realized the value of my experiences as an undocumented individual and gained pride in who I am. I joined UndocuMentored because I want others to recognize the power and the capacity to make a difference that they hold in their identity!

Juan Rosas


Chicago native. I attend Lewis University and major in aviation administration. I aspire to one day be a commercial pilot.

Favorite hobbies: work out, travel, eat

I want to become a better mentor and resource for the youth. It was hard growing up without sense of direction as an undocumented student. I want to help those who feel lost.