David Velazquez

David Velazquez
Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

Email: david.velazquez@northwestern.edu 

Pronouns: he/him/his

David was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He attended Northeastern Illinois University where he received his degree in Justice Studies with a minor in Sociology. While attending NEIU he worked in the LGBTQA Resource Center and the Angelina Pedroso Center for Diversity and Intercultural Affairs. He was also an active executive board member for the student group Pride Alliance. Serving as secretary of Pride Alliance he was in charge of social media outreach for NEIU’s LGBTQ community and providing events and resources to the student population.

David is currently in his first year as a graduate student at Loyola University Chicago, pursuing a Masters in Higher Education. David comes to Northwestern in the role of graduate assistant working with LGBTQ students.

In his free time David enjoys spending quality time with his friends and family. He is a big lover of food and is always looking for new recommendations. When not with friends, family, and food David enjoys catching up on his favorite shows, some examples being Scandal, Once Upon a Time, Being Mary Jane, How to Get Away With Murder, and Dragon Ball Super. David is also part of the Beyhive and loves connecting with others over a shared love for Beyonce.