Leadership Institute

Fabricio BalcazarFabricio Balcazar, Ph.D.


University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Disability & Human Development

Area of Expertise

  • Cultural Competence
  • Advocacy and Empowerment
  • Transition
  • Entrepreneurship

Interest and Desire to Mentor

I have had mentors that played a key role in my life since I was 13 years old. These people made a significant impact on my life, helping me make the right decisions and often creating opportunities for me.

Values and Approaches to Mentoring

My approach to mentoring includes: (1) helping mentees understand their options and set goals for the future; (2) providing constructive criticism and feedback to mentees on their choices; and, (3) assisting mentees to acquire knowledge that may be useful in their career choices.