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TheDream.US: Two new team members to support you!

We are thrilled to let you know that we have added two new team members to TheDream.US staff to support Scholar Programs. Ireri Rivas Mier y Teran and Melanny Buitron bring a wealth of experience and a passion for supporting DREAMers. You will hear from them from time to time as they bring you services and opportunities to support you in your college journey.

Watch their messages to you below!

MEET IRERI, Senior Program Manager – Watch

Ireri, a first-generation immigrant and college graduate, is a passionate advocate and higher education professional with over 15 years of experience advancing college access and success for undocumented students.

Prior to joining TheDream.US, Ireri spent more than 8 years at the University of Chicago expanding students’ success. Ireri holds an MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Melanny was born in Ecuador, and immigrated to Chicago at one-year-old. A DACA recipient, she holds an AA from Wilbur Wright College. Buitron was awarded TheDream.US scholarship and graduated from Northeastern Illinois in 2019 with a BA in Business Administration.

In college she was involved and took leadership roles in multiple student organizations and interned at the office of Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, among other places.

Please help us give them a warm welcome as you meet them throughout the year!
TheDream.US Team