Elizabeth Robles was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a first-generation college graduate and has dedicated herself to giving back to her community in various roles. After graduating college, Elizabeth participated in Public Allies where she interned with the Campaign for College Opportunity. Elizabeth stayed on at the Campaign continuing to manage the “Save Me a Spot in College” scholarship contest. Elizabeth continued to work on educational justice issues as an organizer with InnerCity Struggle where she worked with LAUSD parents and community members on various issues such as restorative justice, wellness centers, and funding equity. Ensuring all students have real access to a quality education is one of Elizabeth’s core values, first instilled in her by her parents, and she is honored to be back at the Campaign.
Alma Mater(s): University of Notre Dame, Loyola Law School
Why I Do What I Do: “Education is freedom.” – Paulo Freire
Your role in one sentence: I support the Campaign’s team to do the great work they do advocating on behalf of students.
When I am not at work helping students get to and succeed in college I am… with my daughter going on adventures, playing, enjoying life together, and making sure she also goes to college!
If not higher education then what cause? Immigrant rights, workers’ rights