As an immigrant from Mexico 35 years ago, Rubén has been committed to working with unrepresented communities to help them become a primary stakeholder in their community. His philosophy is that diversity is what makes us different, inclusion is how we incorporate those differences that yield stronger organizations and communities. He comes to MCLA with an array of experience in social justice, advocacy, civic engagement, community base initiatives, fighting racial equity and within the legal field.
Rubén holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Hamline University and a Certificate in Global Arbitration Law & Practice from Hamline Law School & Queen Mary University, London, England. Rubén is an active member in several organizations in both his immediate community and throughout the Twin Cities. Rubén and Sarah have been married for over 15 years and they have two children ages 12 and 9. Ruben and his family live in the City of New Brighton.