Jocelyn Munguía Chávez is a Mexican, undocumented, queer, dancer, runner, and activist. While pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at UIC, she is involved with several on-campus and community organizations that focus on education, empowerment, and social justice. She is a co-founder of the Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA) at UIC and of the Latin@ Youth Action League (L@YAL) of DuPage County, President of Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), an organizer with Undocumented Illinois and Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD), and a board member, Secretary of Dare to Dream: Get Educated!
Graphic Design Assistant
Alonzo Zamarrón was born and raised in Rochelle, a small town in Illinois surrounded by corn. Growing up during his summers, Alonzo worked in the cornfields as a detasseler, which impacted his views on environmental sustainability. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Graphic Design at UIC, and has been involved in many social justice movements by designing their promotional material. Over the weekends, Alonzo plays the trumpet and saxophone, and is a member of Banda San Guillermo.
Ian Torres was born in Manatí, Puerto Rico, and raised in a small town called Vega Alta. He migrated to Chicago with his family at the age of 12 and has been living in the West Suburbs since then. On campus, Ian works with student organizations like Mexican Students de Aztlan (MeSA), Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA) and is currently a co-chair for the Union of Puerto Rican Students (UPRS). He is also a student leader for the UIC Heritage Garden and a former intern of the Latino Cultural Center. Through his involvement on campus and community organizations like the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Ian has developed a passion for social justice, cultural appreciation and sustainability practices.
Office Assistant, Fall 2013 to Fall 2014
Natalie Cruz was born in Guatemala and immigrated to the U.S. with her parents at 9 months old. With immigration being an influential part of her life living undocumented, she has gotten more involved with social justice movements and is currently President of the Fearless Undocumented Alliance on campus. As a Marketing major working towards a certificate in entrepreneurship, Natalie will soon be the first in her family to graduate from college.