Rubén González

Rubén González, proudly from Greenfield, California, is a PhD candidate in the Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) program at Stanford University, where he is also earning a Master’s of Arts degree in sociology. His dissertation research explores how students and teachers of color develop and operationalize an abolitionist praxis in various educational settings.Prior to pursuing his graduate studies, Rubén was a high school English, English Language Development, and AVID teacher in Sacramento, California. He 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.