- With a goal of one day becoming the mayor of Waukegan, Roberto dedicated himself to identifying and addressing issues within his community as a member of the Waukegan Action Team, a group formed to create progress in the community through events with the Waukegan local government.
- Roberto led his soccer team as captain, both on and off the field, and was also captain of his school’s Scholastic Bowl team.
- Stated by one of Roberto’s instructors: “He allows his passion for education and social justice to shine through in everything he does.”
Roberto Javier Flores
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD
Class of 2019