You may have heard her name when she drove cross country, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Houston, Texas, to bring her undocumented mother to her graduation ceremony at Harvard University. Her name is Norma Torres Mendoza. She is an advocate for Latinx communities, prided on her continual dedication to education and immigration policy. Mendoza currently resides in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas but calls Houston, home. Her experience working in educational institutions spans further than her current career; Mendoza founded a non-profit at age 19 that focused on helping first-generation students in Houston get accepted into college. She aspires to run for public office one day in her hometown of Houston, Texas, in hopes of representing the voices of the Latinx community.