Abel Ochoa is responsible for the Collegiate Scholars Program. He manages the development, implementation and evaluation of all programs. Previously, Abel served as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission for Northwestern University. Abel has experience working with youth and knowledge in college admission and financial aid. A native of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, Abel knows firsthand how challenging it can be to prepare for college. His personal and professional experiences fuel his desire to empower young people to realize their full potential. Abel holds a B.A in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a M.A. in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.