Marisol Maturino Chavez (she/her)
Program Director, Arrupe Engagement
Marisol Maturino Chavez serves as a Program Director for Arrupe Engagement. Her primary responsibilities include working closely with a variety of SCU community partners and creating and sustaining meaningful relationships between SCU students and community partners while students are participating in the Arrupe Engagement Program.
As a first generation student and proud daughter of two immigrant parents, Marisol’s passion for community engaged learning stems from years of community service work which allowed her to learn directly from her community. It was through this work that she found that community engaged learning is something that brings an immense amount of personal growth and fulfillment.
Marisol took this passion with her as she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health with a minor in Nutrition and Food Science from San Jose State University. During her time as an undergraduate student, she worked with the City of San Jose as a Recreation Leader supporting families who were facing financial hardship and connecting them with a variety of public resources. In addition she also completed three internships with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department with the CalFresh Healthy Living team and the Park Rx program where she was able to serve her community as a Health Educator, discussing topics such as healthy eating on a budget and daily exercise to prevent heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
Marisol started her career journey with Santa Clara University in 2022 as a Student Success Coordinator with the School of Education and Counseling Psychology. She then transitioned to the Ignatian Center as a Program Director for the Arrupe Engagement Program in February 2023 where she is excited to bring her passion and joy of community engaged learning to all SCU students.
Outside of work, Marisol enjoys spending time with her family, going to the Farmer’s Market and participating in Zumba class. Her desire to continue learning is still strong and she hopes to apply and be accepted into a graduate program that will allow her to continue learning and growing from the magic of community engaged learning.