Yisel Covarrubias was raised by immigrant parents in Imperial Valley, CA, minutes away from the U.S./Mexico border. Growing up in a rural community while experiencing medical issues as a child, gave her a deep empathy and desire to help other communities suffering similar socio-economic barriers in access to healthcare. Growing up in this border community gave her a unique perspective to the real life issues immigrants face in their pursuit of the American dream. After spending years in full-time ministry, Covarrubias wanted to do more to help families struggling with issues such as access to healthcare, education, and legal representation.
Covarrubias graduated magna cum laude from Concordia University Texas, with a bachelors in global public health and minor in political science. Her passion for public policy grew through her time working in the Texas Senate and Texas House of Representatives, during the 86th and 87th Legislative Sessions.