Elena Ruth Alburez is a native-born Spanish speaker and a passionate advocate for helping the community find their access to healthcare. She has served for five years as a certified Spanish bilingual navigator with Enroll Virginia and one year as an Enrollment Specialist with the Inova Health system in the Partnership for Healthier Communities. In this work, she served as a non-partisan, bilingual educator who helped consumers with applications to the Marketplace, health plan selection, appeals, continuing education on how to use health insurance, and applications for Medicaid/FAMIS. Ruth has held community healthcare workshops, participated in local media interviews to promote enrollment/healthcare education. She also formed partnerships with different community organizations, participated in coalition group. Ruth studied Communication Science at the University of the Republic in Uruguay and remains passionately committed to this life-changing work.