Rubén González

Race, Inequality, and Language in Education
Stanford University

Rubén González is proudly from Greenfield, California, and is the son of Mexican immigrants. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) program at Stanford University. He is also earning a Master’s degree in sociology. His research interests focus on the sociopolitical disposition and action of students and teachers of color. He dedicates his work to improving the K-12 schooling experiences of Black, Indigenous, all students of color, and other marginalized youth. Prior to pursuing his graduate studies, Rubén taught high school English, English Language Development, and AVID in Sacramento, California, for six years. Rubén also worked with (im)migrant and multilingual Latinx youth as an academic tutor in classroom and after-school settings in Dixon, California, during his undergraduate studies. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in English at Sacramento State University after transferring from Hartnell College. At the statewide level, Rubén serves on the Education Trust–West’s (ETW) Educator Advisory Council (EAC). In local community settings, Rubén has organized with the Association of Raza Educators (ARE) Sacramento, and Ethnic Studies Now (ESN) Sacramento and Elk Grove.