When Mitzy Romero’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals permit expired in 2019 and didn’t get renewed in time, she was fired from her job.
Needing to find a way to earn income as she waited for the renewal, Romero decided to start Resin Up with Mitzy, a small, online business where she sold crafts made out of resin, including earrings, dog tags and drink coasters.
“It was like the perfect timing,” Romero said. “I was let go from my job, and I was able to start this. I always knew in my mind that I wanted to do something with resin.”