Irene Franco Rubio

Irene Franco Rubio, Intern
USC Agents of Change Policy Fellow

Irene Franco Rubio is an holistic activist, writer, and organizer originally from Phoenix, Arizona. A young Latinx woman of Guatemalan and Mexican descent, Irene is rooted in community and devoted to the movements for social, racial, and environmental justice. She has a diverse array of professional advocacy experiences ranging from interning for Color of Change, at the office of Congresswoman Deb Haaland, to organizing for Michelle Obama's nonprofit organization, When We All Vote, among other prestigious advocacy opportunities. While currently pursuing her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California, in her capacity as a writer and public thought leader Irene continues to pursue justice as a Gen Z media professional centering her work at the intersection of activism, media, journalism, and justice as a global citizen & catalyst for change.