Taegan came to Madres Deportadas in summer of 2018 as a volunteer through Florida State University's Social Science Scholars program. With the help of Madres Deportadas, she collected oral histories from people who had been deported and were living in Tijuana for her honors in the major thesis in anthropology. Her project explored how deportees circulate discursive claims to move freely between the borders via transnational networks of care. While at FSU, she was an intern with the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and assisted with pro bono immigration representation, in addition to co-directing the FSU chapter of Amnesty International. She graduated in May of 2019 with a dual degree in Anthropology, Spanish, and International Affairs and will be working as a paralegal with the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid farmworkers project in Nashville, Tennesee.
Angelica was born in Colombia and attends Florida State University where she is double majoring in Political Science and Spanish. She enjoys baking and learning about immigration.
Amy is a Cuban-Honduran American born studying politics at Florida State University. She seeks to make the world a more just place through social justice advocacy and liberation work.
Arein is a Vietnamese-American born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He is currently studying Sociology and Latin American Studies at Bowdoin College . In his free time, he likes to play soccer and enjoy a nice cold brew.