Felecia S. Russell is the Director of the Higher Ed Immigration Portal at the President’s Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. She earned her BA in Political Science and Legal Studies from California Lutheran University in 2013. She then went on to earn her master’s in Public Policy from Pepperdine University (2015), and her doctorate from Temple University(2022). 

Felecia’s recent article, “What Does it Mean to be UndocuBlack? Exploring the Double Invisibility of Black Undocumented Immigrant Students in U.S. Colleges and Universities”, is available for open access. The article provides a grounding understanding of undocuBlack college students and concludes with recommendations for increasing the undocuBlack college student visibility in higher education and research.

Features and Associations

Felecia wrote a story for the National Immigration Law Center in 2018 to document her journey as a DREAMer, check it out here.

Felecia was also featured in Pepperdine University’s Magazine


May 2022
Ed.D Temple University, Higher Education
April 2015
Master of Public Policy Pepperdine University
April 2013
BA, California Lutheran University
See Felecia's Recent Article