Empowering Youth Through Education

Marisol Granillo

Vice Chair, Professional Development

Marisol Granillo Arce was born in Pachuca de Soto Hidalgo, Mexico. She migrated to the U.S. with her single father when she was 12 years old. Despite the many challenges she faced as an immigrant and first-generation college student, she obtained a B.A. in General Sociology and minor in Child Development from California State University, Los Angeles in 2009. In addition, she holds a Spanish Court Interpreting certification, which she received from California Southern School of Interpretation in 2009 while still in college. She is currently an independent contractor and has over 10 years of experience working with children privately and as teacher assistant in elementary schools. She wants to pursue a Master’s degree on International Comparative Education from Stanford University in 2016.  

Marisol is involved with various grass roots organizations focused on helping undocumented immigrants, including Graduates Reaching a Dream Deferred (an organization founded by undocumented graduate students which aims to address the needs of immigrant students interested in pursuing graduate education) and Dream Team Los Angeles. She currently serves as Vice Chair, Professional Development on the Fulfillment Fund’s Alumni Ambassador group. She has been involved with the Fulfillment Fund since she was a senior at Hollywood High School as a member of the College Pathways Program.

During her free time, Marisol loves to do Capoeira (a Brazilian Martial Art), running, indoor cycling, boxing, and drawing abstract images.