Rubi Corona-Diaz

Student Advisory Committee Member and UC Davis Student

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Rubi’s Bio

Rubi Corona-Diaz (she/her) is a first gen-Latina pursuing a degree in molecular and medical microbiology at UC Davis. She was part of Making Waves Academy’s 20th Wave and graduated in June 2023. As a Wave-Maker she loves learning, helping, and contributing towards her community, which led to her participation in the Making Waves Student Advisory Committee. She recognizes the importance of resilience in all scenarios and she wishes to use her first year experiences to push others, especially future incoming first year students. She takes pride being the girl from Richmond, the Wave-Maker, the Mexican-American and wishes that others embrace and feel comfortable within one’s own skin. Although she fears from time to time, she perseveres. As a member of Making Waves Student Advisory Council her goal is to allow others to perceive a more orientated perspective of reality, where one’s focus is not on what society wants but rather on one’s needs.

About Making Waves Education Foundation

At Making Waves, we are committed to educational equity. Making Waves Education Foundation is a Bay Area nonprofit that supports Making Waves Academy – a public charter school with more than 1,100 5th through 12th grade students – and leads college and career programming with more than 430 college students.​

Knowing the opportunities that come with a college degree, we partner with historically underrepresented and underserved students to help make college affordable and graduation attainable. Centering the journeys of our students, our personalized approach includes college and career coaching, scholarships, and financial planning.​

Our alumni network includes more than 730 college graduates, who earn their degrees and land jobs at more than twice the rate of their first-generation, low-income peers, with 85% graduating debt-free.

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