Juan Gallegos is the Director of Civic Engagement & Legal Services for the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC). He immigrated to the United States from Mexico on the 4th of July 2001 when he was 12 years old. Juan attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and graduated with a Bachelors of Art-Multimedia, and double minored in Spanish and Visual Communications and Design in 2011. In 2009, Juan started volunteering with United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization. His work focused on passing the DREAM Act, a fight that is still ongoing today.