Growing up living a marginalized experience, DACA awareness, and finding your worth through your individual story with Marcos Navarro Garcia

In this episode, we talk to Marcos Navarro Garcia, a people and culture professional, currently specializing in employee engagement and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging. 

Marcos' passion for DEIB is grounded by his experience as a DACA recipient in the United States. He grew up being keenly aware that he was living a marginalized experience and dedicates his career to empowering others with the knowledge to vocalize this experience. Marcos currently dedicates his community involvement to helping Latinx professionals succeed in the workplace. A proud graduate of Butler University, Marcos is also passionate about increasing access to higher education for marginalized communities.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The legal aspects that impact the immigrant identity 
  • Raising awareness about being a DACA recipient and what that experience means
  • Uncertainty around immigration status and how that affected Marcos's ability to “work hard”
  • Thriving in corporate America and how his past is shaping his career
  • Advice to immigrants with similar backgrounds for success in their career


Connect with Marcos:



Connect with Lola:

Facebook Group: 



Apply to be on the podcast:  


More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:


Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 


Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.


This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.


Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.


For more information and additional resources, please visit and