Rubi Salazar is a full time student at College of San Mateo. She sat on the executive board of the San Mateo Youth Commission for two years and was the chair of the immigrant youth committee for the San Mateo Youth Commission, where she guided the committee on immigration related issues, especially those affecting youth. She is also working on changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in San Mateo County.
Rubi has previously worked with Half Moon Bay City Council to help Half Moon Bay become a sanctuary city for immigrants. She also helped reduce alcoholic beverage signs in Half Moon Bay corner stores alongside the Coastside Youth Council, where she attended the group for three years. Rubi is currently an Immigrant Justice Fellow for the UCLA labor center where she gives “know your rights” trainings all across San Mateo County. She is working with Youth Leadership Institute to host a youth-led School for Immigration Justice. Her latest project is an anthology that will capture immigrants voices from different generations. The project aims to help change the narrative on immigrants in the U.S.