Soledad Roybal

Director of Partnerships & Development

Hometown: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Soledad is recognized for building partnerships both domestically and internationally with a global network spanning diverse industries, including international affairs, governments, the technology sector and various businesses all over the world. She is passionate about diversity, inclusion and equity, and has been working throughout her career to ensure all people have the resources needed to reach their potential and diverse voices are included in important policy conversations. She currently serves as the Director of Engagement and Development for the Rural Community Assistance Partnerships, a national nonprofit focused on access to water and economic development for rural communities across the country.

Soledad previously served in the Obama Administration at both the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Labor. At the State Department she was the White House Liaison, then a Senior Advisor in the Economic Bureau where she represented the United States internationally on tech policy issues. She has also worked on Capitol Hill for various members of the New Mexico Delegation, as a corporate communications freelancer in New York City and has volunteered domestically and internationally for various organizations, including the World Water Forum in Marseille, France, the Druze Community in Isfiya, Israel and in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Soledad has participated in various organizations including the Center for American Progress as part of their US/Mexico Leadership Initiative and the U. S. Spain Council Young Leaders Program. She was a Salinas fellow with the Aspen Institute, a fellow with the American Registry of Internet Numbers, part of the The Schusterman Foundation Reality Program and a participant in the Global Diplomacy Lab sponsored by the German government. Soledad was recognized by Huffington Post as one of the top 40 Under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy and had traveled to over 65 countries. She is excited to continue to build partnerships on behalf of RCAP and looks forward to increasing opportunities for people living in underserved communities.