Jose L. Fulgencio was born and raised in the South Side of Chicago and moving to the surrounding Chicagoland suburbs in the 4th grade. Jose currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma working on his start-up, lecturing and living the life.
After graduating from Lyons Township High School, Jose attended Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
In the spring of 2008, Jose studied abroad at the University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras, which was an experience of a lifetime. After returning from Puerto Rico Jose participated in the Illinois Minority Internship Program, interning for the 2nd Legislative District Illinois State Senator. During the Fall 2009 semester Jose was admitted to the McNair Scholars Programs and was also accepted to the 2009 Junior Summer Institute Public Policy International Affairs Program at Princeton University.
Jose graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with Cum Laude Honors in May 2010 and became a member of Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society).
Jose has a deep passion in serving the community and that is why he served as an N-400 advisor for the Albany Park Neighborhood Council (Chicago 2006-2009), had the privilege of becoming a big brother for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (2009) and a mentor in the East Central High School (Tulsa, OK) Mentoring Entrepreneurs Program (2013).
Upon completing his Bachelors in Political Science, Jose attended Oklahoma State University to pursue his Master of Arts in Political Science. Jose’s graduate thesis dealt with one of his political passions, understanding voting habits of young Latinos and how they might contribute to the upcoming elections, titled Young Latino Voters: Are Young Latinos Associated with the Homogeneous (Tocqueville) Model? . Apart from academic studies, Jose was a Co-Founder and Director of Marketing for Meso Bio, a biotech start-up company, which went on to win the 2012 Riata Business Plan Competition. Jose graduated with his Masters in Political Science May 2012.
Upon graduation Jose participated in the EESA (Entrepreneurship & Empowerment in South Africa) program with the Oklahoma State University School of Entrepreneurship as a consultant. Due to the passion for entrepreneurship Jose decided to stay at Oklahoma State to launch his next business LDMS Media, which created The Oye Help Me Series (www.oyehelpme.net) , and pursue a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, which he successfully completed May 2013.
Jose is also a Certified Financial Education Instructor, an adjunct faculty member at Oklahoma State University (OKC Campus) and University of Central Oklahoma.
INVITATIONS TO SPEAK AND GUEST LECTURES
2014 Northeastern Illinois University, 2014 Alumni Reunion – Entrepreneurship 101, October.
2014 Oklahoma City Public Schools – Alcanzando el Exito – Scholarships & Financial Aid, September.
2014 Oklahoma State University, Hispanic Student Association – What to get out of College, September.
2014 University of Oklahoma, Latinos without Borders Conference – Are you Man enough to be a Gentleman, April.
2014 University of Central Oklahoma, Hispanic American Student Association meeting – Resume & CV Writing 101, March.
2014 University of Oklahoma, Freshman Scholars meeting – Resume & CV Writing 101, March.
2014 Oklahoma State University, Hispanic Student Association meeting, February.
2014 Tulsa Community College, Hispanic Student Association meeting – Study Skills, January.
2013 Oklahoma State University, Hispanic Student Association meeting – How to Write a Scholarship, February.
2014 “Disrupting the Access to College Resources.” 2014 Latino Legacy Conference at Michigan State University. May, East Lansing, MI.
2014 “Maximizing Social Media for Classroom Success.” University of Central Oklahoma Transformative Learning Conference. March, Edmond, OK.
2014 “Using Social Media to Teach and Mentor at the Click of a Button.” Annual Conference of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators. March, La Verne, CA.
2014 “21st Century Technology that Lead Hispanic Students to Success.” Annual Conference of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators. March, La Verne, CA.
2013 “How to Successfully Complete a Master’s Degree in a Non-Hispanic Serving Institution Environment.” Annual Conference of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. October, Chicago, IL.
2010 “Plan Colombia: The Transformation of a Counter-Narcotics Policy.” 18th Annual Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium – Northeastern Illinois University. April, Chicago, IL.
2010 “Plan Colombia: The Transformation of a Counter-Narcotics Policy.” African American and Latino Dialogue & Research Forum – University of Illinois – Chicago. April, Chicago, IL.
2010 “Plan Colombia: The Transformation of a Counter-Narcotics Policy.” 12th Annual Texas National McNair Scholars Research Conference. February, Denton, TX.