Juan Carlos Archila
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Juan Carlos was drawn to Portland to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and German at Lewis & Clark College. While there he primarily studied language and culture, though he also explored topics relating to global affairs and colonialism. Juan Carlos has also had the opportunity to live overseas at different points in recent years, which has further fueled his curiosity for understanding the world and its many cultures.
His previous work experience includes roles in office management, data entry and project coordination. Juan Carlos is determined to further his understanding of Indigenous history and culture within the U.S. context, and he is excited to use his skills and interests to contribute to the impactful work that is done at NICWA.