Our Team

Carlos Frevert

Carlos is the former Editor-in-Chief and interim managing editor of El Iluminador. He is an alumnus from the Alpha Alpha Chapter at Purdue University. Be sure to follow his daily adventures on Twitter.

Enrique Perez

Enrique Quiñones

Guest Writer

From time to time El Iluminador will publish an article, or a piece that is not written by the publication's contributors, but is considered to be a piece worth sharing with our readers. Our hope is to provide a wide variety of topics for people to write and read. Enjoy!

Joey Arellano

Joey is the current Copy Editing Intern for El Illuminador. As an undergrad of the Ruthless Rho Alpha Chapter at The Florida State University, he is pursuing a dual-degree in International Affairs with a concentration in Economics, and English with a concentration in Editing, Writing, & Media. He's also the man behind all of the social media accounts for Rho Alpha, and has previously served as Secretary, VP of External Affairs, VP of Recruitment, and the Spring 2015 Membership Educator.

Julian Gonzalez


Maximo Anguiano is an alumnus from the Alpha Gamma Chapter at Grand Valley State University, former International Board of Directors member (2006-2008), Regional Director of the East (2012-2013), and current Senior Editor of El Iluminador. Maximo's writing specialties are farcical & satirical humor, social commentary, popular/culture phenomena, and other creative/informative pieces. Some of Maximo's writing influences are LGBTQI/Feminist/Civil Rights Literature, Beatnik Writers, the Hip Hop Culture and countless others who've dedicated themselves to the rich culture of expressiveness created and celebrated by artistic movements from around the world. More of Maximo's work can be found on his website.


LJ is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, home of the BadBoy Gamma Gamma Chapter. He is a Palestinian/Honduran marketing professional, Spoken Word Poet, and Food Enthusiast born and raised in Miami-Dade County, Florida. He is currently lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. He is also a contributor to the website www.StackedConcrete.com.

Ricardo Cortez

Ricky is the Editor-in-Chief of El Iluminador, and he also serves as the Director of Member Services & Development of Sigma Lambda Beta's Executive Office. He is an alumnus of the Revolutionary Zeta Beta Chapter at the University of Florida.

Shingi Mavima

Hailing from Zimbabwe, Blessing Shingi Mavima is an alumnus of the Alpha Gamma Chapter at Grand Valley State University (Sp 07). He has since gone on to obtain a Masters of International Affairs degree from Penn State and is currently studying for PhD in African/African American Studies at Michigan State University. Away from school and E.I, Mavima is building a name as a poet (check him out on FB at Mavima Poetry). He is also the co-founder of CLUBHOUSE International, a non-profit focused on community development in Zimbabwe. When he's not writing, Shingi enjoys soccer, yogurt, and Jamaican DanceHall music