Carlos studied Political Science and interdisciplinary Latino Studies at Amherst College. He worked to make Amherst a more welcomed and supporting environment for first-generation students through his involvement in student-led organizations like La Causa, the Latino student organization on campus. Carlos is committed to organizing as a means to achieve sustainable social change. He has been a past Midwest Academy Organizing intern and a Grassroots Organizing Weekend (GROW) trainer for the United States Student Association, an opportunity that allowed him to visit colleges across the country and train students on how to be more strategic organizers. He has plans to work on immigrant rights issues, affordable healthcare, and access to higher education. Carlos will study social justice and sustainable development in Fortaleza, Brazil.