UndocuAdvocate Program for Educators (UPE)


Karla Rodriguez Beltran
Education and Training Coordinator

Laura Bohorquez Garcia

The UndocuAdvocate Program for Educators (UPE) is an opportunity for educators to engage in shared knowledge and opportunities regarding serving and advocating alongside the undocumented and immigrant student community at UC Davis.  

Through discussions on laws, policies, mental health, support, and access, educators will gain a better understanding of the undergraduate and graduate undocumented and immigrant student experience. This interactive course is intended to be a first step and investment in analyzing the current resources within your unit and creating a more accessible and equitable experience for undocumented and immigrant students at UC Davis. 

Each UPE training is a comprehensive three-hour-long session that includes four different areas of focus presented by our facilitators: Legal Landscape, Mental Health, College Access, and Support, and Student Narratives. Each section offers in-depth information, thus we require registered participants to plan ahead for full attendance. 

Focus Areas Goals Facilitators


  1. Laws and policies affecting undergraduate and graduate undocumented immigrant students

  2. Statistics regarding the undocumented student population at UC Davis

  3. Mental health concerns experienced by undocumented immigrant students

  4. Undocumented student narratives

  1. Articulate the experiences and challenges of undocumented immigrant students

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

  3. Identify and make a commitment to support and advocate alongside undocumented immigrant students


  1. Karla Rodriguez Beltran, Training, and Curriculum Coordinator, AB540 and Undocumented Student Center

  2. Laura Bohórquez Garcia,  Director, AB540 and Undocumented Student Center

  3. Ariel Bailey, Legal Fellow, UC Immigrant Legal Services Center

  4. Ilana Sichel, Student Health and Counseling Services

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

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


For a list of UPE participants who have completed our 3-hour training please visit our Allies page.