Senior Family College Prep Program Student Advisor, Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund
Robert Sagastume is Senior Family College Prep Program Student Advisor at the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund (HDF). At HDF, Robert works to improve the quality of life of Latino families through scholarship support and financial aid advising. Robert's expertise in college access and retention advising was developed and solidified through his/their personal and professional experiences. As a former undocumented immigrant, member of the LGBTQIA+ community, and first-generation college graduate, Robert has a wealth of knowledge on systematic barriers that are faced by some students and families at the intersection of their identities and the attainment of higher education processes. Robert earned Master’s Degrees in Social Work and in Social Policy from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas.