Rico Chenyek

Rico Chenyek

Rico is graduating with a PhD in Communications and Media Studies and minors in gender and women's studies, American Indian studies, and Latina/Latino studies.  They are the child of Susie Kleinstein and Armando Chenyek, sibling of Lola, and grandchild of Leonor, Ben, Armando, and Lola--holding each of them in their heart has sustained Rico throughout their time at Illinois.  Born and raised in Ohlone territory, what the U.S. recognizes only as Berkeley, California, and descending from present-day Peruvian, Colombian, Ashkenazi, and Chinese lineages, Rico will be pursuing medical school in Chicago in the fall and aspires to practice queer medicine for minoritized people in accordance with decolonial, indigenous-led protocols and sovereignty.  Thank you to everyone, especially in GWS, who has supported me throughout my time here.

 

Affiliated Faculty

rcurryRamona
Curry
sbsSiobhan
Somerville
lcachoLisa
Cacho
jcapinoJose
Capino
dbauerDale
Bauer
jabyrdJodi
Byrd
vmahaffeVicki
Mahaffey
desmondjJane
Desmond
ajgottliAlma
Gottlieb
dfr1Fairchild
Ruggles
vhoffmanValerie
Hoffman
faranakFaranak
Miraftab
danshaoDan
Shao
ldelgadoLuisa-Elena
Delgado
coliverM Cynthia
Oliver
kfrescoKaren
Fresco
rbhttchrRini
Mehta
aburtonAntoinette
Burton
azeraiAssata
Zerai
bowenMerle
Bowen
clcoleCL
Cole
degoldmaDara
Goldman
hogansonKristin
Hoganson
imolinaIsabel
Molina-Guzmán
joycetJoyce
Tolliver
kcflynnKaren
Flynn
lfitzgerLouise
Fitzgerald
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Kaganovsky
mwadeMara
Wade
ptreichPaula
Treichler
rnbrownRuth
Brown
tbarnes2Teresa
Barnes
tchaplinTamara
Chaplin
valdiviaAngharad
Valdivia
hilgerStephanie
Hilger
miminMimi
Nguyen
ngoFiona
Ngô
megmclauMegan
McLaughlin
lreaganLeslie
Reagan
hnevilleHelen
Neville
frostSamantha
Frost
patgillPat
Gill
nadchChantal
Nadeau
vswisherVirginia
Swisher
jskahnJacquelyn
Kahn
amarshllAnna-Maria
Marshall
w-hellerWendy
Heller
hvardenHelga
Varden
orlieMelissa
Orlie
edelacruElizabeth
Delacruz
ezkerra2Estibalitz
Ezkerra Vegas
kanthonyKathryn
Anthony
nblakeNancy
Blake
cingoldCynthia
Ingold
cajenkinChristine
Jenkins
wkorrWynne
Korr
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McDonagh
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Oswald
lrosenthLisa
Rosenthal
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Shapiro
gargiul2Megan
Gargiulo
atienza2Paul Michael
Atienza
addixsonAdrienne
Dixson
loksiJenny L
Davis
tcbToby
Beauchamp
awegmanAudrey
Ramsey
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Lira
mkashaniMaryam
Kashani
eegroga2Erin
Grogan
moussawiGhassan
Moussawi
ctilleyCarol
Tilley
klabarreKathryn
LaBarre
montgeraLeisha
Beasley
jlk207Jennifer
Kelly