Casa

Casa Ambassadors


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Ignacio “Nacho” Carrillo

Major
Music Therapy
Where are you from?
Chicago, IL
What does Casa mean to you?
Casa, to me, is a place we’re you not only get to meet incredible individuals but also do things to make the public more involved and accepted.
What is your favorite Casa event and why?
Calle Murray because it brings the community together.
What advice would you give to incoming Western students or first-years?
Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. How else would you meet people if you don’t put forth the effort?
What is a quote you like to live by?
The pain you are feeling now cannot compare to the joy that is coming.

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Juan Zuniga

Major
Spanish and Business Management
Where are you from?
Chicago, IL
What does Casa mean to you?
Casa means to me a home away from home. I felt this familial connection when I met the faculty and students at Casa Latina. I want to preserve that and help strengthen the organization for others. It is my passion to help Latinx and individuals from other backgrounds.
What is your favorite Casa event and why?
Casa Latina’s annual Leadership Retreat is my favorite event. I learned leadership skills and how to impact people’s lives through altruistic gestures. I am a leader who may not be as loud as others but I bring people together with my actions. I feel that working for Casa Latina will enable me to continue helping the community, and motivate individuals for academic success.
What advice would you give to incoming Western students or first-years?
For incoming Western students or first year students, the best advice I could give you is to never give up. To keep striving to achieve your goals no matter how hard it gets. Because in the end it will be worth it.
What is a quote you like to live by?
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
- Albert Einstein

Contact Info

Casa Latina Cultural Center
1 University circle
Macomb, IL 61455

E-mail: casa@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-3379
Fax: (309) 298-2567

Office Hours of Operation

M-F: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.