Lorella Praeli to discuss immigration reform in Congress April 15

Lorella Praeli
Lorella Praeli

April 9, 2013 - Lorella Praeli, director of advocacy and policy for the United We Dream Network, will discuss immigration reform in Congress at noon on Monday, April 15, in the Mancheski Executive Seminar Room on the Mount Carmel Campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Praeli, a Quinnipiac alumna, is a spokesperson in the national debate about immigration reform through the United We Dream Network, an organization that advocates for dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of their immigration status.

After years of public advocacy work on anti-bullying measures at the legislative and community levels, Praeli joined the student immigrant rights govement and came out as "undocumented and unafraid."

When Praeli was 10 years old, she immigrated to the United States from Peru to receive medical treatment, and is considered an undocumented American. She began her public career in New Haven through the launch of "Connecticut Students for a DREAM," a statewide organization that seeks to empower undocumented students and their families.

Praeli graduated summa cum laude from Quinnipiac in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in political science and sociology.