My name is Luis Aguilar, and perhaps one of the most interesting facts about me is that I am a quintuplet. What does that mean, you might ask? Well it means that I was born with four other siblings at the same time and, no, we do not all look alike. I was born in Monterrey, Mexico, but I could say I grew up all over the place. I lived my first four years in Guatemala City; from there I lived in a little town named Obregon, in Sonora, Mexico, for seven years. Before I moved to the United States, my family settled back in Monterrey for two years where I mostly hung out with my cousins and family. Moving to Chicago at the age when puberty was at its worst, was quite of a challenge because I never really took English class back in Mexico as seriously as I should have. Chicago was a completely new experience for me, and it gave me a chance to start over.
I am a very social person, and if you talk to me, you should be ready to have a conversation for thirty minutes or more because I really like to talk. I really like video games and I like to dress well or look good, because you never know what’s going to happen or who are you going to meet; so I like to be prepared to look good in case one day I become famous. I LOVE Pokémon, and Pokémon was my childhood; I own a stuffed Charmander, and I’ve beaten all of the Pokémon Gameboy and Gameboy advanced games out there. And, let’s admit it, who doesn’t want to be a Pokémon master? I like playing the guitar, the ukulele and the piano, all of them self-thought. I know songs from Your Body is a Wonderland by John Meyer to Get Low by Lil' Jon and the East Side Boyz. I love any style of music from pop, to scremo, reggae, country, you named it, I have heard at least one song that I like in that genre.
I am persuing a double major in Spanish Business and Translation and Business Administration. I have met great people at NIU, and I have experienced many opportunities offered through the school. When given an opportunity, I always go by one simple rule: “Why not?” If there was one thing that I would recommend to the students at NIU is always try new things and have your eyes open for new opportunities – because you will never know when opportunities might appear.