Former Student Workers
Student Educator, Spring 2015 to Spring 2016
Ian Torres was a student educator at the LCC from Spring 2015 to Fall 2016. He was also a former intern for the LCC, and a student leader for the Heritage Garden program. Born in Puerto Rico, Ian migrated to Chicago with his family at age 12 to the Western Suburbs. Through his undergraduate years, he worked with organizations like Mexican Students de Aztlan (MeSA), the Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA), and the Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS). Through his involvement on campus and community organizations like the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Ian developed a passion for social justice, cultural appreciation, and sustainability. Ian continued his work at the LCC through the Historias Monarca oral history project, and the Las Ganas STEM Dialogue programs.
Jocelyn Munguía Chávez
Student Educator, Fall 2013 to Spring 2017
Jocelyn Munguía Chavez was a student worker at the LCC from Fall 2013 to Spring 2017, while she pursued a BA in Psychology from UIC. She was a co-founder of the Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA), former president of the Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), member of Dare to Dream: Get Educated! in DuPage, and an intern with the UIC Heritage Garden. She has continued her long tenure at the LCC as a Program Coordinator.
Student Educator, Fall 2015 to Spring 2017
James Esparza was a student worker with the LCC from Fall 2015 to Spring 2017, whiel studying for his BA in Public Health at UIC. James brought his unique heritage or Mexican immigrant parents, and a childhood in Kankakee, IL. He moved to Chicago in 2012, and became involved on campus with the UIC Heritage Garden, Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), the Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA), and as president of the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE).
Graphic Designer, Spring 2014 to Spring 2017
Alonzo Zamarrón was a Graphic Designer for the LCC from Spring 2014 to Spring 2017, while pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design from UIC. Born and raised in Rochelle, IL and transplanted to Chicago, Alonzo became involved with many social justice movements by designing their promotional material. He also plays the trumpet, saxophone, and guitar, as a member of Banda San Guillermo and UIC's Mariachi Fuego.
Office Assistant, Fall 2013 to Fall 2014
Natalie Cruz was a student worker at the LCC from Fall 2013 to Fall 2014, while pursuing marketing at UIC, with a focus on entrepreneurship. Born in Guatemala, she immigrated to the U.S. with her parents at 9 months old, and her experience with immigration inspired her involvement with social justice movements and as president of the Fearless Undocumented Alliance on campus.