Maxima Guerrero

Maxima Guerrero

Community Organizer

Puente Human Rights Movement

Phoenix, AZ USA

I found people that were in my same situation but were organizing and that gave me hope. I saw myself in other people, where I thought I’d been alone this whole time.


By Roadtrip Nation

Maxima Guerrero


My road in life has been direct.
I was born in Mexico, moved to the U.S. when I was five years old, and was raised in Phoenix, Arizona.
Even though I was a good student, I was blocked from going to college because I was undocumented.
In 2009, I joined a group of undocumented students organizing at Arizona State University for the DREAM Act.
From then on, I started getting more involved in social justice campaigns, specifically in regards to migrant rights, Dreamers, and the school to prison pipeline.
After receiving my DACA status, I enrolled at Arizona State University to study organizational leadership.
I was arrested in 2020 at a Black Lives Matter protest—the initial hearing found no probable cause but I was held by ICE because of my DACA status.
I was charged with a misdemeanor and left with an ankle monitor—through my own advocacy and support from the community and elected officials, I secured my release and no criminal charges were pursued.
I continue to fight for human rights through community organizing and civic engagement.
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High School
Associate's Degree
Administration of Justice
Phoenix College
Organizational Leadership
Arizona State University


Community Organizer

I advocate for human rights through community organizing and civic engagement.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Upholding a Cause and Belief


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Why don't you just apply for citizenship? Why are you fighting it? Just go do it."

Challenges I Overcame

Formerly Incarcerated

Interviewed By

Being Free

Being Free

Formerly incarcerated people find purpose