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Marisol Chiclana-Ayala, MPA, leads the Community Engagement Systems Transformation team at the MDH – Center for Health Equity and is the co-director of the COVID-19 – Cultural, Faith and Disability Communities Branch. She is also an adjunct professor at St. Catherine University in St Paul. In addition, Marisol is a 2006 Archibald Granville Bush Leadership Fellow.
A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marisol is a proud Afro-Boricua/Afro-Latina, honoring her culture and traditions in Minnesota through her drumming, Bomba singing and her work as the board chair and director of the BORIKEN CULTURAL CENTER MN, the only Afro-Boricua non-profit organization in the Midway region.
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Currently works at the Guadalupe Alternative Programs (The Change Inc) in St. Paul. She is a community leader and local artist and local artist from Puerto Rico. She has been part of the Boriken Cultural Center Performing group since 2010 and a board member since 2021.
Currently working as a ParaEducator at Mounds View District Schools. BA in Communications. Community Leader and Coordinator of Multicultural Events. Graphic Designer and Owner of Arcee’s Graphics. From Levittown, Puerto Rico.