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Marcos Ruiz Rojas


Policy Fellow

MARCOS RUIZ ROJAS is currently a Senior at UCLA majoring in Public Affairs and double-minoring in African American Studies, and Chicanx and Central American Studies. After migrating from Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco in Mexico at the age of 4, he was raised in the city of San Francisco. The heartache his family and community have endured in dealing with U.S. criminal and immigration institutions has motivated him to pursue educational and career interests based on resistance literature, advocacy, community organizing, and understanding social relationships to law. Marcos serves as Co-President of Afro-Latinx Connection de UCLA, which advocates for bridging the gap between the African diaspora and Latinx communities while educating folks on the Afro-Latinx existence. He previously supported the UCLA Voting Rights Project as a Communications Intern. Currently, Marcos supports the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute as a Policy Fellow. He hopes to continue being of service to his community and find ways to liberate the institutional barriers and oppression of our people.