Luis graduated in 2003 from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Spanish. He then worked as an Admissions Counselor for the Office of Admissions and Records and as an Advisor for the Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA). He went on to complete his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Northeastern Illinois University and is currently enrolled in a Doctoral program at National Louis University with a focus on Higher Education Leadership & Administration while working as the EL Postsecondary Manager for the Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Language and Cultural Education.
“Undocumented Student Resources” Breakout Session Description:
There are hundreds of high school students in Chicago ineligible to complete a FAFSA form due to their citizenship status. This workshop will discuss the opportunities students who are not US citizens have as it relates to pursuing a postsecondary education. We will discuss what students need to know to apply for college, scholarships that they can seek out, and professional careers to consider. Lastly, the current immigration landscape in terms of policy will also be discussed. The presenter will be able to answer questions in both English and Spanish.