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Alberto Ledesma

Ledesma was brought undocumented to Oakland, California, at eight years old. He graduated U.C. Berkeley three times over and has held faculty positions at Cal State University, Monterey Bay, and U.C. Berkeley. He is a past winner of U.C. Irvine's Chicano/Latino Literary Prize. His essays and illustrations have appeared in a variety of venues including New American Media, Buzzfeed, and Pocho. An Assistant Dean for Diversity at U.C. Berkeley, his current book is “Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life.”