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Social Work

Rubi Franco Quiroz is a MSW candidate at the UNC School of Social Work and founder of Apoyo (learn more about the network), a local grassroots organization that works to build a unified, self-protecting community for undocumented people. She is also a board member of Pupusas for Education. Rubi is a Mexican, first generation undergraduate alumna and graduate student of UNC Chapel Hill. She obtained her Bachelors in Communication, specialized in Interpersonal Relations and Organization, along with a double minor in French and Hispanic Studies. As a member of the undocumented community herself, Rubi is passionate about supporting undocumented students on their path to higher education. Her four year journey at Carolina consisted of building resources for undocumented students, including serving on the Provost’s DACA and Undocumented Resource Team.