Luis is dedicated to service by aiding diverse urban communities in achieving empowerment. He earned his BA in History from the University of Florida, focusing on modern Latin America. After graduating, he served as an English teacher in Benin, West Africa, where he participated in the Let Girls Learn initiative. Upon his return to the United States, he interned as a member of NYC Parks Stewardship division as an urban environment community organizer where he worked with community groups and passionate individuals keeping the city’s natural resources safe for future generations. Currently, he promotes ethics in international relations as a Carnegie Council Student Ambassador and continues to foster community engagement as a member of Gallatin’s Urban Democracy Lab student advisory board. While at Gallatin, Luis is combining his experience working with communities with his passion for Latin America to study how cities can be both zones of conflict and harbingers of opportunity.