Currently Truax writes a weekly column titled Si Muero Lejos de Ti (If I Die Away From You) for Huffington Post Voices, and is a freelance contributor for several Spanish-Language publications. She also founded a video productions company called Malaspina Producciones, and is the Los Angeles correspondent for Gatopardo magazine. Truaxs first book is titled Dreamers: A Generation's Struggle for the American Dream (2013), is about undocumented students in the United States.
Truax was born in Mexico City, and moved to Los Angeles in 2004. She received her Masters degree in Communication and Politics from Universidad Autònoma Metropolitana, and was a recipient of the Scripps Howard Immigration Training Program fellowship.
This talk is jointly sponsored by the CLSA (Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center) and is in recognition of Latino Heritage Month.