Scholar Highlight: Luis Cabrales

Scholar Highlight: Luis Cabrales

Pronouns: He / Him / His
Neighborhood: East Side
High School: Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep
College: University of Illinois at Chicago
Degree: Biological Sciences, Minor in Sustainable Cities
Identities: First Generation, President of Southeast Youth Alliance (SYA)

Passion: I am passionate about the environment and my community. I am passionate about mobilizing youth in my neighborhood to change the narrative about the Southeast Side. I am passionate about executing an action plan to engage more youth in local activities around the Southeast Side.

Cool Projects: I have a strong network in the environmental field. Unfortunately, I do not know too many other Latinx folks who participate in my field. I would be interested to find out if there are other Latinx folks who are in the conservation/ restoration field, ecology field, botany/ horticulture, and community gardens. Essentially, I am looking to expand my network so it contains more Latinx people.