At only 18 years old, Maria Lopez is a powerful immigrant rights activist in the Dallas area. She is a successful student at a top Dallas ISD magnet high school. She is the Texas Youth Director for the state’s League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) . She’s a Young Women’s Advisory Council Fellow under the Texas Women’s Foundation . Her advocacy has been so profound that she recently won LULAC’S National Woman of the Year Award. Maria has shown strength, dedication, and work ethic at a young age. Still, she may struggle to lead a normal life in the United States of America.