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Abraham Cervantes


Abraham Cervantes is originally from a northern suburb of Chicago. His experiences range from primary leadership within University Housing and Residential Services and crisis management. Within the Academic Success Center, Abraham specializes in Academic Coaching, working primarily with first-year Black and Latinx/e men, maximizing their Volunteer experience by aiding them develop their academic and professional/personal goals in their transition from high school to college.  

What do you enjoy most about working with UT undergrads?  

I love building lasting professional relationships with my students and being able to see them grow and become lifelong learners.  

What is the most important advice you would give new students?  

Be selfish.. Relating to your academics. If you are passionate about a specific topic or area of study… do that! College is a great place to explore new ideas and passions. I would also encourage students to give themselves some grace. As an incoming first year student, students are not going to know everything and that is okay! Let things flow organically, students just have to be willing to learn as they go. Lastly, students should not be afraid to ask for help. We are here to help students be successful. 

What is your favorite place on campus?  

The Student Union! It has a variety of dining options, offices & student resources, as well as cool meeting spaces! 


Bachelor of Arts Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois  

Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois