Greisa Martinez was in college when she got the panicked call from her mom: Her dad had been detained. Within two weeks, she says, he was deported. Greisa hasn’t seen him in seven years. Now, at 27, she fights for the dignity and fair treatment of all immigrants as advocacy coordinator for United We Dream. Watch her protest deportations in the Capitol building and confront Rep. Paul Ryan, now speaker of the House, during his 2014 book tour. And learn why she thinks 2016 will be the year to find out who’s really on the side of immigrants in this country.
Fusion is profiling 30 women, all 30 or younger, who will change the presidential election—fighting for causes as diverse as their backgrounds, each wielding power in a unique way. You can check out their stories here and talk about them with the hashtag #the30.