TIME Influential: Dulce Matuz

Dulce Matuz

The 27-year-old's inspiring motto is "We are Americans, and Americans don't give up." As the president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, Matuz represents the resilience of countless of undocumented students living in the U.S. and fighting for citizenship. The inspiring Latina graduated with an electrical-engineering degree and continues to fight for immigration rights in her community. “Dulce takes on powerful opponents with grace and conviction,” states Time.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.