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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Emelin S. Hernandez Reyes

DACA recipient and Graduate Student at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
Hernandez is a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — an Obama-era initiative that protects immigrants brought into the United States as children from deportation. She has lived in the United States for nearly 13 years and recently completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree at UTRGV while working as a biomedical research assistant. She is a recipient of TheDream.US Scholarship.