UndocuAlly Program for Educators


Hector Gamero
Education and Training Coordinator
(530) 752-9538

Andrea Gaytan
(530) 752-7270

Vanessa Segundo, our previous Education and Training Coordinator, presenting at Beyond the Dream Conference in October 2014.

The AB540 and Undocumented Center at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is thrilled to host the UndocuAlly Program for Educators (UPE), open to UC Davis faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students. UndocuAlly is a term used to identify campus allies for undocumented students.  

UPE is a professional learning opportunity for educators to develop and enhance their working knowledge regarding servicing undocumented student populations at UC Davis.

Focus Areas Goals Facilitators
  1. Laws and policies affecting undocumented students

  2. Statistics regarding the undocumented student population at UC Davis

  3. Mental health concerns experienced by undocumented students

  4. Undocumented student narratives

  5. Case studies

  1. Articulate experiences and challenges of undocumented students

  2. Become familiar with federal and state legislation that affects undocumented students

  3. Identify and make a commitment to use immigrant sensitive language

  4. Personalize best practices and interventions

  1. Andrea Gaytan, Director, AB540 and Undocumented Student Center

  2. Marcus Tang, Attorney, Immigration Law Clinic at UC Davis School of Law

  3. Luisa Ladd, Psychology Intern, Student Health and Counseling Services

  4. Daniella de la Cruz, Student Assistant to the Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor and Provost

  5. Vanessa Segundo, Education and Training Coordinator, AB540 and Undocumented Student Center

We invite you to join us in connecting with fellow colleagues and exploring ideas and services that support undocumented students at UC Davis. We look forward to connecting with you at one of our upcoming UPE sessions!

Please view our Dates and Registration page for the next upcoming program!

Our Process

During fall 2014 quarter, the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center provided an open invitation to faculty, staff, and graduate student researchers, and instructional assistants at the University of California, Davis to participate in focus groups regarding the UndocuAlly Program for Educators (UPE). Focus groups were held on the following days:

First focus group session: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (10am-11am)
Second focus group session: Monday, November 24, 2015 (12pm-1pm)

*A total of 37 faculty, staff, and graduate student researchers, and instructional assistants from varying departments participated in the focus groups.

Feedback collected has been used to guide the development of UPE. Here is a copy of the final report.
Our sincerest gratitude is extended to our focus group participants who willingly shared their perspectives, insight, and experience with working with undocumented students on campus.