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Educating low-income communities on financial literacy to combat the wealth gap and unemployment.

Christopher is a Mexican-American, first-generation student who credits his community of Waukegan for instilling in him a relentless work ethic and determination. An active and dedicated member of his community, Chris volunteers at local food banks, healthcare clinics, and student-led retreats, demonstrating his commitment to helping others. As a natural-born leader, Chris is determined to bring prosperity to the people of Waukegan. His long-term goal is to create a non-profit organization that supports low-income communities by providing professional and educational opportunities. To further his mission, Chris will study economics and public policy at Trinity College, equipping himself with the knowledge and skills to help communities combat socioeconomic barriers and achieve lasting change.


  • Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Freshman Retreat, Leader
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank, House of Peace Most Blessed Trinity Parish, and Feed My Starving Children, Volunteer Leader
  • Student Government, Treasurer