Sara Mora is a national immigrant rights activist who began her activism at the short age of 14. Now 22 years old, Sara spends her time leading national campaigns and efforts to build consciousness and a call to action immigration reform matter.
Known as @MissSaraMora on social media globally, Sara has become a sought-after voice in the work of social change and community empowerment. A college student, influencer, digital media strategist, Sara has dedicated her youth to being a symbol of empowerment and courage in the face of adversity. From the very short age of 10, Sara served as a youth voice at her local church and community organization. In highschool, Sara led conversation around the importance of empowering young students who like her were in need of role models. When she graduated high school she debuted as an activist when interviewing at the time President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis(2014-2018) on DACA and questioning external countries role in supporting young people with DACA.
After the Trump administration cruelly terminated the DACA program in September 2017, Sara Mora decided to come out publicly as undocumented, a leader for young people who are beneficiaries of the DREAM act. She is an organizer, digital guru and media strategist.
Sara has given speeches and lead marches on more than a dozen occasions and has published acclaimed articles that continue to shape the debate on the DREAM Act, both in New Jersey and nationally. She is a much sought after speaker at immigrant rights events and has built a broad network of allies. As a part of her work, Sara has coordinated social media campaigns to craft nuanced and powerful messaging during the DREAM Act fight.
DACA being rescinded led to her meeting with New Jersey Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez and was invited to lead the pledge of allegiance at the inauguration of Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey and after the election of the governor she was recognized as leading youth immigrant rights activist in the state of New Jersey.
A DACA recipient herself, Sara has been a model for many young people who are facing one of the most uncertain and frightening times in their lives. She has mentored youth, given presentations to hundreds of high school students on community organizing, college access and immigrant rights issues and has motivated countless others to join the immigrant rights movement.
In May 2017, Sara Mora obtained her International Relations A.A and is preparing to enroll in the Political Science program at Rutgers Newark in Fall 2018.
Shortly after, sharing her story led to being invited as a voice on Teen Vogue’s campaign for voter registration. In June 2018, she ran for president of Women’s March Youth branch and was then elected as co-president. Overseeing 200+ chapters across the country and providing mentorship to youth looking to further their activism and civic engagement. Sara embarked on a mission in November to amplify the voices and work of the immigrant community at the California border. Recently, Sara decided to embark on ‘Who Is Our 2020’, a platform to engage communities to speak their truth, build solidarity and vote.