Maura Pereira was born in York and brought to North Carolina at a young age.  She slowly started noticing that the Latino community in Rural NX was being discriminated against and not being treated equally.  She joined an organization called El Cambio, who at the time was fighting for immigration reform. The more she got involved she started noticing that at a local level her community was uneducated about their human rights and what was happening at a national level. She focused on educating her community and advocated for the expansion of DACA and DAPA. She continues to fight for those who are left out. She focuses on other reliefs available for those who are fleeing from Central America.