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University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program
950 East 61st Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Tel. 773.834.2774

University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program


Abel Ochoa was born and raised in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Abel graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish. Abel also holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration degree from Northwestern University.  He knows firsthand how difficult it can be to prepare for college. The challenges Abel faced as a high school student and his recent professional experience have fueled his desire to be an agent of change in the field of education. Abel has experience working with high school students, parents, faculty, undergraduate students and knowledge in college admission and financial aid.  Abel has a true passion and desire to see that all students, regardless of ability, realize their dream of attaining higher education.