Meet the Fellows

Vianney M Enriquez Ruiz

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Vianney Enriquez was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, but migrated to the U.S. with her mother and siblings at the age of 3. She arrived in San Francisco, CA and calls the Bay Area home.

Inspired by the education she received from her small charter high school, Vianney participated in various activist activities including immigration protests, signing petitions, and phone banking for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential campaign. Her experience and education influenced her decision to pursue a major in Social Welfare and a minor in Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley, where she is now a junior. After graduation, she will use her knowledge and opportunities to give back to her community as a social worker.

Vianney developed a passion to help her community through mentoring young children, as she sees them as future leaders in our communities. Her passion for volunteering began when she joined the Immigrant Education Program for 2 years as a teacher’s assistant. Then, she was a camp counselor at her church’s summer camp. Her latest volunteer experience was with SF Reading Partners, where she tutored children to help improve their reading skills.

As a DreamSF Fellow, Vianney is placed at the Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) in the DACA and Affirmative Relief Program. There, she will be in charge of managing the DACA Hotline, inputting program data, managing contact lists, and providing support where needed.

Through her experience, Vianney has grown to be proud of being an undocumented woman pursuing higher education. She demonstrates this through performing folkloric dancing and prioritizing speaking Spanish fluently. In her free time, Vianney enjoys watching crime documentaries, exercising, and spending time in nature.