Salvador Uribe is a non-traditional student obtaining his undergraduate degree as an older student at UC Berkeley. Salvador Immigrated to the United States at a very young age, along with his two parents and older brother. For someone like Salvador and his background, a first-generation, low-income, transfer, re-entry, disabled student navigating higher education, the terrain is uneven, which places him at a disadvantage among many of his peers that grew up with the privileges of generational knowledge. Salvador is passionate about the law and will pursue a J.D. after completing his Undergraduate career. He is currently interested in Immigration, Criminal, and Labor Law. These three areas of interest have personally impacted Salvador at a young age. Coming from his lived experience as a former undocumented immigrant and the criminalization associated with being labeled “illegal,” which added additional difficulties to obtaining employment, propels him forward to serve immigrant communities in the United States. Salvador lived in the shadows during his early years due to the fear of deportation--learning to keep his head and voice down. After many years of hiding, he was granted residency, then years after, naturalization. He attained citizenship with the help of the Loyola Law School La Raza student group and the Loyola Law School Immigrant Justice Clinic. These two groups inspired him to continue his education and demand more. Salvador's consistency and resilience are attributed to his parent's strong work ethic, which inspires him today.
Major(s): American Studies
Minor(s): Ethnic Studies