Pronouns: she/her/ella

Roots: México

Job Title: Assistant Director for Latinx Recruitment Initiatives at UNC Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

Marisa Gonzalez

Assistant Director for Latinx Recruitment Initiatives at UNC Greensboro

Marisa Gonzalez is a Greensboro native with raíces Mexicanas. She was raised by her mother, who was undocumented and grew up in the immigrant multicultural 'poor' side of town. These experiences from a young age influenced her advocacy work in her community and her higher education aspirations. Marisa is an educator and community activista for first-generation Latinx students' access to higher education. She works actively year-long with groups like UNC-G CHANCE Summer Camp, the UNC-G Latinx Affairs Office, and the Guilford College Soy Un Lider Conference on diverse college access and retention initiatives. Marisa is also a co-advisor for UNC-G Association of Latinx Professionals of America (ALPFA) and serves on the UNC-G ALIANZA Board. In 2018, Marisa was recognized as a Notable Latina of the Triad. A double alumna of UNC-Greensboro, in 2016, she received a Bachelor's in Spanish Education (K-12) and in 2019 a Master's in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Marisa continues at UNC-G as an Assistant Director for Latinx Recruitment Initiatives, adjunct lecturer, and doctoral student in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations.