Posted by Brit Battle on Jul 20, 2023
Generation-Z (Gen-Z), people born between 1997 and 2012 are the new generation of movers and shakers. People often proclaim that they are the future, when in fact, they are the NOW. 22-year old Patrick Robles is an example of a local Gen-Z mover and shaker. He is the former student body president of the University of Arizona turned staffer to Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs. Serving as one of the youngest members of the Governor’s team did not just happen overnight,  it took a village to get there with a public service career beginning at age 16. Learn about the unprecedented path of this Gen-Z Southside Tucson resident and why it’s important to give Gen-Z a chance to shape your organization!
Of, by, and for the community, 22-year old Patrick Robles is actively advocating and fighting for the community that built him. Patrick is the Business and Community Relations Liaison for the Southern Arizona Office of Governor Katie Hobbs. He is tasked with building relationships and engaging with community and business stakeholders on policy issues and in the policy making process relating to the Governor’s priorities. A native Tucsonan raised in the Southside of Tucson, Patrick is a product of Sunnyside Unified School District public schools, a recent graduate of the University of Arizona, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Public Management and Policy with a minor in Pre-law. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, Patrick was the student body president of the University of Arizona, previously, the youngest member of Pima County Attorney Laura Conover’s Senior Leadership team as Community Outreach Coordinator, before that the youngest staffer to former Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez. Patrick is a Tucson 40 under 40 honoree, TEDx Talk speaker, and was most recently featured on the PBS mini-documentary ‘Patrick Robles for the People.’ He serves on the board of the Sunnyside Foundation, enjoys spending time with his family and friends, checking out local eateries, and volunteering in our community.