Jocelyn Munguia Chavez
2013 - Summer 2023
They / Them / Theirs
Jocelyn Munguía Chávez has been part of the LCC team since 2013. As a student educator, they led mural tours with the LCC’s Awakening of the Americas indoor mural. Throughout the years, they were also responsible for overseeing the gallery space requests as well as digital marketing for public programs. Their organizational skills, commitment and love for photography and social & environmental justice were a perfect match for the center. The love for science and helping others led them to pursue a B.A. in Applied Psychology at UIC in 2017. Their passion for addressing mental health and wellbeing led them to pursue a Masters degree with the UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work. Munguía is now assisting with the development of public programs, expanding the LCC's ARTivism series, leading bilingual tours and dialogues, and overseeing LCC interns and graphic designer.
During their undergraduate efforts, Jocelyn was one of the co-founders of Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA), a student organization created as a support and advocacy group by and for undocumented students on campus. Munguía's interests on education and mental health complemented FUA’s initiatives and they advocated for educational equity in IL through the RISE Act legislation. After graduating, Jocelyn researched and archived the accomplishments of FUA and their collaboration with the LCC for future generations. Check them out HERE.