Former Graduate Assistants

Sarita Hernández : Graduate Assistant, Fall 2016 to Summer 2017

Sarita Hernández

Graduate Assistant, Fall 2016 to Summer 2017

Sarita Hernández was a Graduate Assistant at the LCC from Fall 2016 to Summer 2017. She led the Historias Monarca project, collecting oral histories of conservation practices of Chicago's Mexican-American community.

Rey L. Irizarry : RMI Ambassador, Fall 2016

Rey L. Irizarry

RMI Ambassador, Fall 2016

Rey Lester Irizzary was a Graduate Assistant at the LCC in the Fall of 2016. He supported the Reimagining Masculinities Dialogue Initiative, with the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, creating a hub for resources and rooted in campus conversations.

Lena Guerrero Reynolds : Graduate Assistant, Fall 2014 to Summer 2016

Lena Guerrero Reynolds

Graduate Assistant, Fall 2014 to Summer 2016

Lena G. Reynolds was a Graduate Assistant at the LCC from Fall 2014 to Summer 2016. She curated the traveling exhibition, "Chocolate: Drink of Gods, Food of Mortals," and helped revamp the center's Arts-Based Civic Dialogue and Tours programming. She was then hired on as the Center's Civic Engagement Educator.

Cristina Correa : Graduate Assistant, Fall 2014 to Spring 2015

Cristina Correa

Graduate Assistant, Fall 2014 to Spring 2015

Cristina Correa was a Graduate Assistant at the LCC from Fall 2014 to Spring 2015. She helped research funding opportunities and write grant application materials to support the rich work of the Center.

Xavier Luis Burgos : Graduate Assistant, Fall 2013

Xavier Luis Burgos

Graduate Assistant, Fall 2013

Xavi was the Graduate Assistant for Graphic Design for the Fall 2013 semester while pursuing a Ph.D in Educational Policy Studies at UIC. He was the editor-in-chief and co-founder of La Respuesta, an online magazine to (re)imagine the Boricua diaspora.

Mario Alberto Lucero : Graduate Assistant, Spring 2012 to Summer 2013

Mario Alberto Lucero

Graduate Assistant, Spring 2012 to Summer 2013

Mario A. Lucero was the Graduate Assistant for Graphic Design & Marketing from Spring 2011 to Spring 2013 as he worked on his Master's in Latin American and Latino Studies at UIC. His community research focused on the humanities as a vehicle for civic engagement and empowerment for Latino communities in Chicago, through an internship with El Proyecto Odisea (The Odyssey Project) at Illinois Humanities.

Yanelet Delgado : Graduate Assistant, Fall 2011

Yanelet Delgado

Graduate Assistant, Fall 2011

Yanelet Delgado was the Graduate Assistant for the Fall 2011 semester as she worked on her Master's in Latin American and Latino Studies at UIC.