Máximo Anguiano - Actor/Producer, Entrepreneur, and Advocate
Meet Máximo Anguiano. To quote from his Linked In Profile: He is "an actor, activist, athlete, creative, entrepreneur, public intellectual, personality, organizer, and thought-leader out of San Antonio, Texas. He has emerged as one of the most talented and dynamic individuals of his generation... He is the former Executive Director of the ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund, brainchild behind Independent Creative Services, and the current Vice President of Community Outreach at BeVisible Latinx. [Currently] a Master’s of Science candidate at Grand Valley State University, Maximo [also] studied at Macquarie University in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia where he completed an ethnographic case study on the colonialism of the Indigenous Australian population—the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders."
To be specific, Máximo is the quintessential Collegiate Gigster, and we are pleased to feature him on our site.
What kind of work do you do? Do you also have a side-gig? If not, do you have any hobbies or other activities you wouldn’t mind developing into a paid gig?
I'm an all-around achiever, with an aggressive outlook on work. I enjoy and spend most of my time organizing, strategizing, being a father, exercising, formulating ideas, helping people, and bridging the gaps between humanity. I'm currently working on my latest project, #WeLiveHeritage, which is a 7-format pilot series to creatively highlight all of the critical & conscious conversations that the masses of Latinx/@/a/o people are not hearing.
What did you study in college? What did you enjoy the most about your chosen course of study?
I studied English in college; I enjoyed being exposed to words, expressions, books--learning more broadly on how to master a language.
How does your education help you in the work that you do today?
Well, I do quite a bit of public speaking today. I can't imagine I'd be as skilled at it, without having the formal & informal training I received in school. I'd also say that the majority of work that I do revolves around just speaking to others; we have to use our words to bring people together. Human connection is being lost because of our inability to speak to others. I spend a good deal of time today learning how to finesse conversations and shape desired outcomes in the workplace.
Would you also consider returning to school to learn something new? If so, what would that be?
Yes. Probably Law School or a PhD in Sociology.
What resources could a site like Colégas provide that would help you achieve your goals?
Connection - please follow me on Twitter @blurbsmithblots! :-) as well as on LinkedIn
Do you have any advice or professional strategies you could share with our readers?
Go get life. Whatever you want in life, it's there waiting for you. Don't wait. Don't be afraid. Don't make excuses. Find. A. Way. Life will always be what you make it. Fight for yours or allow life to pass you by.