Lily Sanchez Ruiz: At Essex County College, Sanchez Ruiz worked as an education activist for migrant communities with and without official documentation. She has an undergraduate degree in Political Science/Latin American Politics. Sanchez Ruiz has worked throughout the western hemisphere with non-profit initiatives; further, she has implemented language programs and she has taught English as a Second Language in Latin America, all while organizing free educational campaigns. Her campaigns deal with equal rights, sustainable tourism, literacy, civil rights, and access to higher education. After 25 years she is still working with migrant and undocumented young and adult students to create greater educational opportunities.