Marcey (She/Her/Ella) was born in El Salvador but immigrated to Colorado with her mother when she was very young. As a first-generation, DREAMer student, Marcey has faced many challenges while pursuing her higher ed journey. Despite all those obstacles, she graduated from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in 2019 with her B.S. in Human Services and again in 2021 with her M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership (HESAL), and one day she hopes to obtain her Ph.D. She found her community at UNC as well as her passion for helping historically marginalized communities succeed in higher education. She currently serves as a Coordinator & Success Coach for the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) at UNC. She hopes to continue serving her communidad and helping Latinx students succeed in higher education.