Dulce Rios-Ortiz

Dulce is a senior in the College of Engineering, studying Engineering Physics with a concentration in Optics. Her passion is light: photonics, lasers, virtual reality. She has participated in Astrophysical research, in both theoretical and laboratory settings throughout the last three years and has served as a peer advisor for The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. Dulce transferred from Grand Rapids Community College with an associate in Science. She spends her days helping other community college transfer students adjust and take full advantage of all the opportunities presented by the University. She is an advocate for DACA and undocumented students and works to support students to build connections and opportunities on campus.

She shares her thoughts with Dr. Ann Lin and Carlos Robles-Shanahan in the Undocumented episode, where they collectively explore the resistance and rugged path toward opportunities undocumented students face at the University of Michigan, and their commitment to support and advocate for the needs of the undocumented community.