Luis Delgadillo, Cornell University
Luis Delgadillo is a first-generation student from the bi-national community of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He is a rising Senior at Cornell University majoring in government and Spanish with a minor in Latin American studies. Delgadillo is passionate about Latin America, immigration issues, and indigenous communities across Latin America and the Caribbean. He has founded the University Preparedness Program (UPP) in El Paso, Texas with the endorsement of then Congressman Beto O’Rourke, to increase the number of first-generation, low-income, minority students pursuing higher education in the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez area. He is also the President and founder of Humanity on the Hill: The Podcast. His work in collaboration with the International Mayan League and Justice 4 Migrant Women aims to address the violations of human rights on Indigenous communities across Central and South America, and the Caribbean. After graduation, Luis hopes to travel through Latin America to enact real change through grassroots community works and later pursue a joint J.D./PhD degree.