Lucia Marquez grew up in Santa Paula, California where her parents decided to settle down after immigrating from Zacatecas, Mexico. She attended and graduated from Santa Paula High School, Ventura College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she majored in Community Studies. Throughout High School and College, Lucia was involved in student leadership, where she discovered the importance of community investment and was inspired to pursue her passion for social justice.
Lucia first got involved with CAUSE as an intern during her senior year of college, where she was able to organize around environmental justice and immigrants rights issues in Ventura County. She now continues her work as the Ventura Organizer for CAUSE.