Maximo Anguiano is a man of many talents: an actor, athlete, creative, entrepreneur, public intellectual, personality, organizer, and politico out of San Antonio, Texas. As a critical voice on the intersection of culture, sociopolitics, and education, Maximo is a champion of the Latinx community. He is the Executive Director of the Adelante U.S. Education Leadership Fund and brainchild behind Independent Creative Services. The Adelante U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a leadership development, a non-profit organization dedicated to Hispanic college students. Their Mission is to inspire the best and brightest Latino students to graduate and lead through scholarships, internships, and leadership training.

As a Master’s of Science candidate at Grand Valley State University, Maximo studied at Macquarie University in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a Chairperson at Teatro Audaz San Antonio. Through various community, artistic, and educational works, Maximo’s passion & charisma have electrified crowds; bringing a fresh, progressive and driven approach to changing the world. He’s been featured with various organizations such as Voto Latino, Latino Justice PRLDEF, NPR Latino USA, Univision News, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Northern Illinois University, Theatre for Change, RAW:natural born artists, and many more.

Maximo credits his ambition and motivation to his number one fan: his mother. He’s currently prepping for Adelante’s 2017 National Leadership Institute, which will take place on October 12-14 at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel; if you’d like to participate or contribute, contact him at @blurbsmithblots or

Thank you, Maximo, for using your gifts and talents to bringing change for the Latino community.

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