Kerry Portillo-Lopez – Leadership Lived
Hometown: Aurora, IL
Majors: Business Administration & Management
Future Plans: Work in the business field
Kerry Portillo-Lopez is president of the Organization of Latin American Students at the University of Illinois Springfield. The group encourages leadership among Latin American students and raises awareness of their history and culture. Each year, Kerry volunteers her time to help new international students adjust to campus. She’s even learned a new language, Mandarin Chinese! She’s a member of the Asian Student Organization, International Student Association, and the UIS Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter. Kerry mentors first-generation college students as part of the Necessary Steps Mentoring Program and works as a student assistant for Illinois Issues magazine and the ECCE Speaker Series.