Student Educator, Spring 2018 to Present
Erick hails from the village of Wheeling in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs where he has lived his entire life. It was in Wheeling where he was first exposed to his interest in politics and social justice. Today he pursues a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Social Justice in hopes of creating a space for equity in places where people don’t often consider. While at the LCC, Erick hopes to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the cultural diversity in our communities.
Student Educator, Spring 2017 to Present
Ana Isabel Ruiz was born in Mexico and migrated to the United States with her family at the age of five. She arrived to UIC in 2014 with very little experience in activism, but has developed a passion for social justice and advocacy, especially for children and young families. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Criminology, Law and Justice. She has been involved with several student organizations such as MeSA, FUA and UPRS, in which she held E-Board positions and helped to organize events. She was previously a student intern at the Latino Cultural Center, and since becoming a student educator she has trained to give tours of the LCC gallery to visiting classes and community members. She hopes to enrich her knowledge of the arts, humanities, and cultural understanding.
Student Educator, Fall 2016 to Present
Andrea Carrillo was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and moved to the West Suburbs of Chicago, where she spent most of her life. Having been exposed to some community work through her family and their experiences, she developed an interest in social justice. She is presently pursuing majors in Sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies. She was previously a student intern at the Latino Cultural Center and is involved in the student organization Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA). Since becoming a student educator she has trained to give tours of the LCC gallery to visiting classes and community members.