"These DACA recipients serve as success stories and role models in their academic and professional spheres," the White House said.
Khanna from Laurel, Maryland for one, is currently a senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and will graduate in May with a BS in Biology.
She is an active member of the API Youth Convening-DACA Collaborative planning committee and the Maryland Dream Youth Committee (MDYC).
She is also a member of Dreamers for DREAMers student organization at UMBC.
After graduation, Khanna will be working (thanks to DACA) as an Emergency room medical scribe and will pursue a Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Howard Community College. She hopes to attend medical school in Fall 2017. "These Champions distinguished themselves through their community involvement and the hard work they put into helping other members of their academic and professional communities succeed," White House said. The White House event was intended to "showcase these inspirational young leaders and highlight the importance of providing talented young people with the opportunity to realize their full potential." The White House said it created the Champions of Change program to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. (IANS)