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Hector Salamanca Arroyo

Hector was born in Mexico and is currently a junior at Drake University. He has committed himself to service and advocacy to create social change. He serves as an inspirational speaker to Latino youth and meets regularly with policy makers to advance immigration reform and the DREAM Act. For his hard work, involvement, and valuable contributions in the Des Moines community, Hector was awarded the Emerging Latino Leader Scholarship Award by the Iowa League of United Latin American Citizens. Hector did not know until he was in high school that he was living in the U.S. without documentation. He has since been able to obtain DACA, allowing him to continue his education and community work. He has become a leader and organizer among other DREAMers and young undocumented students in central Iowa. Currently, he serves as a youth development professional at the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa.