White House Author
Jaime Ballesteros was born in the Philippines and is a recipient of DACA. His passion for service and education began in high school, where he received support and mentorship from teachers who helped him apply to colleges despite his immigration status. Hoping to have this same impact on others, Jaime joined Teach for America as a 2014 California Corps member after earning his B.A. from Drew University. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Urban Education at Loyola Marymount University, while working as a high school chemistry teacher at Animo College Preparatory Academy, a public charter school in the heart of the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.