Monzerrath Gaytan is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University. She is currently supporting low-income students in planning their post-secondary pathways at Chicago Public Schools. Before Monzerrath joined CPS, her study focus was in communication with a minor in journalism. She had to part ways from her desired career as a result of her legal status as a DREAMer.
When she was studying at NEIU, she went public about her situation in order to spread awareness and provide hope to others, and it is for those same reasons that that she decided to join the DACAmentation conversation.