Mauricio serves as the Associate Director for Academic Enrichment Programs in the Office of Multicultural Affairs and is the primary Spanish-speaking contact in the office. He serves as an academic advisor for students in the Hawk Link program as well as an instructor for the UNIV 101 freshmen orientation course. Mauricio coordinates Transitions, a sophomore professional exploration program.
Mauricio also serves as a Program Advisor for the Cultural Programming Committee in Student Union Activities. Through this role, he is able to work with SUA’s Cultural Programming Committee to plan programs and events that provide an opportunity for cultural exposure for all students on campus.
As a first generation college student, Mauricio received his M.A. in higher education administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, as well as his bachelor’s in Communication Studies. While there, he worked as graduate assistant for the Office of Admissions, International Student Affairs Office, and Study Abroad.
Mauricio is the advisor of the Hispanic American Leadership Organization on campus and has been recognized as a KU Man of Merit in 2013.
A Mexico City, Mexico native, Mauricio is an avid social media user who enjoys playing soccer, watching sports, traveling, cooking, and learning.