Darwin Mizhquiri

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Class of 2026

Darwin is someone who believes that change is always possible when you have a community supporting it. Throughout his life, the communities he has been a part of through the arts, heritage, and first-generation groups, helped him find confidence in himself in times when he needed it the most. This led him to find and create communities within his school and beyond. Being an intern at Chicago Public Schools Arts Student Voice Committee helped him find a community of students passionate about making the arts accessible to all students across Chicago. He lead his school’s Dreamers Club, creating a community within the undocumented and first-generation student population. He continues to create communities in low-income and marginalized groups because he believes that communities help us reach our full potential. He hope to create a world where all people can strive to be who they want to be with no fear of any setbacks.

Leadership:

  • Chicago Public Schools Arts Student Voice Committee, Lead Intern 
  • Dreamer’s Club, Co-President 
  • Tri-M Music Honors Society, President