Rigo Padilla Pérez is a College and Career Coach at Chicago Public Schools – Solorio Academy High School.

“I feel that I am at a point in my life where I am the most capable to fully invest my time into continuing my professional development. At the same time, we are living in unprecedented times that have surfaced too many of the injustices that people of color face in this country. I am looking forward to connecting with others to not only analyze, but also continue creating positive change in our communities through multiple strategies – whether that be through education, continued dialogue, or direct action. My biggest hope is that I can gain experience and relationships to ultimately empower young people to continue making our communities are healthier, safer, and more united.”