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Luis Cabrales

Student Educator

Fall 2013Fall 2019


He / Him / His

Luis Cabrales is a Chicago native, born and raised on the Southeast Side of Chicago and currently lives in the East Side neighborhood. He is a fourth-year student studying Integrated Health Sciences with a minor in Sustainable Cities and expects to graduate in May 2020. Luis has focused his studies on the environment and conservation of public lands and green spaces. Outside of the classroom, Luis is an advocate for social and environmental justice and is the Co-founder / President of a youth organization in his neighborhood, called the Southeast Youth Alliance (SYA). In his two and a half years at the UIC Greenhouse, Luis helped establish a partnership between the Greenhouse and the Field Museum to aid in the seeding, growing, and distribution of 4,000 milkweed and other native flowering plants. As an LCC student educator, Luis hopes to engage more people in conversations concerning the connections between culture and the environment.