Rocio Dorador Madrigal is a DACA recipient from Tepic, Nayarit. She migrated to the United States in 2001 when she was three years old, alongside her older brother and mother, and grew up in South Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated high school from Xavier College Preparatory and then moved to Oakland, California, to attend Mills College. After college, she moved back to Phoenix. With her family’s help, Rocio earned her Bachelor of Arts in Museum Studies from Arizona State University. As a student guide at the Heard Museum, she became interested in making museums more accessible to low-income and immigrant communities. She is also passionate about providing the immigrant community access to art and artmaking.
“What excited me the most about participating in the NLI is the opportunity to learn about programming and strategic planning. I’m excited to learn from people who come from a similar background as I do and learn practices that can help me improve my own work and bring more quality programming to my community. “