Maximo Z. Anguiano II

Maximo Z. Anguiano IIMaximo Anguiano is an actor, athlete, creative, influencer, entrepreneur, personality, organizer, and politico out of San Antonio, Texas. He has emerged as one of the most talented and dynamic individuals of his generation. As a leading intellectual voice on the intersection of culture, sociopolitics, and education, Maximo is a champion of the Latinx community and the ultimate cross-pollinator of innovation.

He is the Executive Director of the Adelante U.S. Education Leadership Fund and Founder of Independent Creative Services. As a Master’s of Science candidate at Grand Valley State University, Maximo studied at Macquarie University in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia where he completed an ethnographic case study on colonialism of the Indigenous Australian population—the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. He was a member of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Alexander Briseño Leadership Development Program Class of 2016 and the Chairperson of the Teatro Audaz San Antonio Board of Directors.

Through various community, artistic, and educational works, Maximo's passion & charisma has electrified crowds and he brings a fresh, progressive and driven approach to changing the world. Maximo’s outspoken foresight, edification and analysis never fail to inspire or provoke. He has recently been featured with various organizations such as Voto Latino, Latino Justice PRLDEF, NPR Latino USA, Univision News, the Association of Latino Professionals for America, Texas A&M International University, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Northern Illinois University, Theatre for Change, RAW:natural born artists, and many more.

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