The Costa Rica native, Sara Mora, moved to the United States with her family at the young age of three. Being an immigrant herself, by the time she was a teen Mora joined the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
When the White House announced the end of the DACA program, Mora was not planning on giving up on immigrants in this country who entered as children. To continue her philanthropic efforts, Mora is now the co-president of Women’s March Youth Empower and the founder of Who Is Our 2020 which is about encouraging younger generations to get involved and vote during the elections.
In an interview with DoSomething.org, Mora spoke more about her admirable efforts. “Currently, I am working with workers unions, nonprofits/community organizations, and immigration reform initiatives to provide media strategy which will help better amplify and send clear messages online [and in the] news about the work communities are currently doing on the ground and all wins associated to the work.”
“I think my experience as a minority from a young age has applied all of the pressure of ensuring I was educated enough for my family, my community, and myself”
She went on to say in the interview that “knowing that those around me could be in danger, would feel fear because of language barrier, financial insecurity, amongst so many other adversities led me at a young age to understand I needed to be 10 times more prepared than everyone.”
Mora has over 20k followers on Instagram and is using her platform to educate others and make a significant impact in the world.