Rocío González, Health Policy Advocate, joined MICOP in 2017. Born and raised in Ventura County, and as a child of immigrants, she has seen the first-hand importance of immigrant rights and our community’s access to quality health care. Previously, Rocio worked as Policy Analyst with California Pan Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN), where she advocated for statewide policies to improve the health of California’s growing and largely diverse communities of color. She has her B.S. in Nutrition Science and Ethnic Studies from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she was awarded the 2015 President’s Diversity Award and the recipient of CSU-LSAMP Scholar Award in the category of outstanding Social Change Advocate for Underrepresented Communities.