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Cynthia Soto

Director, Native American Support Program (NASP)


Office Phone:

(312) 996-4515


Role in Student Affairs: My role is to create and provide a safe and supportive university experience for the success of Native American and Indigenous students at UIC. It is my passion to guide students on the academic journey with a strong sense of their own stories and identity as a Native American/Indigenous person.

Education: B.A. in Elementary Education with an Illinois K-9 Teacher's Certification, The University of Illinois at Chicago, M.A. in Educational-Institutional Leadership, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Professional Affiliations: NASPA Region IV East Indigenous Knowledge Community Co-representative, American Indian Center of Chicago Board of Directors, Northwestern University Native American and Indigenous Peoples Steering Committee

In her spare time, she enjoys going antiquing, road trips, sewing, and spending lots of time with her 10 year old daughter on different adventures.