IMG 20191004 163450
Milken Scholar 2003
Scholar Profile

Marisol León



A first-generation middle school, high school, and college student, Marisol graduated cum laude from Yale College. She was one of two graduating seniors to receive the Yale Nakanishi Prize. After Yale, Marisol worked with Otros Mundos/Friends of the Earth-Mexico in Chiapas, Mexico, and collaborated with social movements organizing against mega-development projects displacing rural communities and undermining indigenous autonomy. Marisol returned to the States, completed a Humanity in Action Fellowship, and applied lessons learned in Chiapas to her work as an an educator at both her former middle school and former high school.

Marisol is currently a civil rights attorney with the California Department of Justice and an adjunct professor at Occidental College. She is a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans and the Yale Latino Alumni Rising Star Award.

High school:  Crossroads School


College Year Degree
Yale University
New Haven, CT
2007 B.A. Latin American Studies and Ethnicity, Race and Migration
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
2010 M.A. Urban Education
University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
2014 J.D. Law