Arianna Rubalcava is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley studying Political Science and Public Policy.
Arianna is originally from the San Fernando Valley and transferred to UC Berkeley from College of the Canyons in Southern California. While Arianna was attending College of the Canyons, she explored her interests in politics and public service inside and outside of the classroom.
She interned at district offices for Los Angeles City Council members Monica Rodriquez and Nury Martinez, CA State Assemblymember Luz Rivas, and worked as an administrative intern for the City of Santa Clarita. As an intern, she conducted research, created policy briefs, and volunteered at community events. Arianna enjoys giving back to her community through volunteering and participation in local government.
Now at UC Berkeley, Arianna studies American Politics and explores opportunities in the legal field. After graduating from Berkeley, Arianna will pursue a Juris Doctorate joint degree with a Masters in Public Administration or Business Administration. She currently serves as the Co-Director of Internal Affairs for the UC Berkeley Latinx Pre-Law Society where she helps host legal and professional events for pre-law Berkeley students and creates newsletters to share with members. Arianna is also a research assistant to Professor Cristina Mora from the Sociology Department. Her role is to conduct interviews with individuals across the Bay Area and examine their trust in government. Arianna is looking forward to interning this summer as a Matsui Center Local Government Fellow where she will learn about law and politics in Los Angeles municipal government.