A Federal TRIO Program

Robert Sagastume

Social Welfare
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Major: Social Welfare

Research Topic: Access to higher education among undocumented students; Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival; Immigration

Faculty Mentor: Melinda Lewis, LMSW

About Me: Robert Sagastume is a senior in the Social Welfare program. He knows firsthand the challenges faced by undocumented immigrants in the Kansas City metropolitan area as someone who has worked closely with undocumented families and students through his activism, volunteer work, and through his own former undocumented experience.