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© 2019 by Marisol Rubio for California State Senate District 7 2020 | FPPC #1418831

MEET MARISOL

Marisol Rubio is a scientific researcher, health care provider and advocate for high-need students. A second-generation American, Marisol was raised by a single mother who was provided the opportunity to become a public school teacher and taught Marisol to always fight for a better future for her entire community. Marisol had her first job at the age of 12 and has never forgotten the lessons she learned as a child who wasn’t sure where the next meal would come from.

Marisol experienced the unimaginable when her infant daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer. If not for Marisol’s tireless advocacy on her daughter’s behalf against an unresponsive and dismissive health care system, her daughter would likely not have survived. Through that experience, Marisol saw firsthand the problems in our health care system and the importance of providing quality, affordable health care for all.

August 1996

After her recovery from cancer, Marisol’s daughter experienced cognitive deficits that she has been able to overcome. Marisol took her experience as a scientist and advocate for her daughter to fight for others, working as a Bilingual science teacher, special education tutor, health promotion officer and disability student advisor.

 

A single mom and an advocate for those without a voice, Marisol has consistently dedicated her limited free time to advocate for our community. Whether it’s working to protect the environment, create new green jobs, strengthen gun safety measures, provide affordable, quality health care, solve our housing crisis or assist people with disabilities Marisol has been a champion for this district.

March 2019

Marisol has developed deep roots in the community as an elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention and SEIU Local 2015 member. Now, with her daughter in college, Marisol is ready to take her lifelong commitment to advocacy and helping others to the State Senate, where she will be a champion for working families and the most vulnerable members of our community.

 

Marisol attended U.C. Berkeley, majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Neurobiology and was the recipient of the P.E.O. Women’s Leadership Award. She currently lives in San Ramon with her daughter, who is a student at Diablo Valley College.

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POLITICAL & COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

ACADEMIC AWARDS & RESEARCH

  • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Issues Committee Co-Chair: Co-authored two resolutions that were adopted by the California Democratic Party and one that was prioritized by the CDP. I also helped pass several progressive bills and resolutions such as the Green New Deal for California, Call for a Climate Presidential Debate, and Public Banking. 

  • At-Large State Central Committee Delegate

  • Diablo Valley Democratic Club Endorsements Chair

  • CDP Disability Caucus Educational Committee Member

  • Drafted the Disability and Caregiver Rights Platform for the 2016 DNC

  • Democratic National Convention Congressional District 15 Delegate

  • Founder San Ramon Progressives

  • Founder of the Disability Students Program Peer Advisor Division at the University of California at Berkeley

  • Founder of the Biology Scholars Program Health Promotion Division at the University of California at Berkeley

  • San Ramon Field Organizer 

  • Berkeley Field Organizer 

  • Oakland Field Organizer 

  • Diablo Valley College Graduation with Honors (4.0 GPA)

  • PEO Women's Leadership Award & Scholarship

  • President's Scholar Award

  • National Dean's List Honors Society 

  • Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

  • American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Mathematics Competition Top 10% Honorable Mention

  • Founder and President of Latin American Student Organization (over 150 members)

  • Founder and President of Organization of Latin American Students (over 150 members)

  • Circle K Board Member

  • Original Research in Calculus

  • Original Research in Alzheimer's Disease

  • Original Research in Cystic Fibrosis

  • Volunteer at Saint Ambrose Church: President of the Pastoral Council and Multi-Committee Organizer 

  • Volunteer at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Pediatric Oncology Clinic

  • Volunteer at FACES Oakland Pre-Medical Program Guest Lecturer on Patient- & Family-Centered Care