Carmen Rubio is the Executive Director of the Latino Network. As the granddaughter of braceros and farmworkers from Durango and Chihuahuah, Mexico, her passion is in the advancement of educational achievement, leadership and community development of Mexicans, Mexican-Americans and Latinos in Oregon. Originally from Hillsboro, Oregon, she has a career in communications, public policy and community relations. She has served in the administrations of former Multnomah County Commissioner Serena Cruz, former Portland Mayor Tom Potter, and Portland Commissioner Nick Fish. She holds a BA in Political Science and Ethnic Studies from University of Oregon and studied at University of Washington Graduate School of Communications. She is a recent fellow of the American Leadership Forum of Oregon and the Robert Woods Johnson Ladders to Leadership program. She is a founding board member of Emerge Oregon, and also serves on the boards of All Hands Raised, Miracle Theater Group, Oregon Latino Health Coalition and the University of Oregon Alumni Association.