Arlinda Ruiz (Class of 2022)

Job title: 
NAVCAL Femtor, NAVCAL Alumni

Arlinda Perez is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare in 2022. As a low-income/1st gen college student, Arlinda was actively involved with programs such as Student Parents, Underground Scholars, TRIO, DSP and EOP. As a Miller's Scholar, she also did research on the examination of youth incarceration in Oakland schools. Arlinda serves as a pillar to the communities that are underprivileged, underrepresented, underserved, or low socioeconomic status, and those from her own neighborhoods. She strives to continue and further her service as a non-profit organizer and social welfare advocate.

Current Employment/Post-Grad Status:

Arlinda is currently an Addiction Prevention Specialist at Uplift Family Services!

Accolades as a Student:

  • George A. Miller Research Scholar Recipient

  • Ronald E. McNair Research Scholar Recipient

  • Berkeley Underground Scholars Scholarship Recipient

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Finalist

  • Textbook Scholarship Recipient 

  • Richard and Ruben Rosillo Grant Recipient

  • CE3 Career Mentorship & Training Program Recipient

  • Successfully managed school and being a single mom 

  • Student Meal Vouchers sponsor:Chicanx Latinx Student Development office

  • Cultivating Social Capital; Acquiring relationships and friendships

  • Received 3 Letters of Rec