Victor Arroyo, Training Coordinator (MAPS PBC)

Victor earned a BFA in film and fine arts from Columbia College Chicago in 2008.  He is a certified restorative justice coach through the Community Justice for Youth Institute (2011) and received additional trainings in motivational interviewing, peace circles, facilitation, social and emotional learning from The One Circle Foundation (2020), UF Lastinger Center for Learning (2012), IL Counselor Association (2011) and Native American elders in Pine Ridge, South Dakota (2010). 

Prior to joining MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), Victor worked over 10 years in the education sector. He had various roles in school districts and institutions such as Chicago public schools, Minneapolis public schools, St. Paul public schools and Florida State College at Jacksonville. Most recently, Victor has worked as an admissions counselor at Columbia College Chicago, where he increased student enrollment in his assigned territory and co-created systems that center DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) in the undergraduate admissions process. He is also the founder of community led groups like the Papalotzin/Mariposa Chicago Healing Collective, The Indigenous Language Academy, and Atlxocmeh Chicago Two-Spirit Aztec Dance Group. 

At MAPS PBS, Victor is currently serving as Training Coordinator, providing support in the admissions, operations and development of the MDMA Therapy Training Program.

Victor’s passion has been to build power through collective healing & transformation in an effort to challenge systems that have oppressed marginalized communities.  He is dedicated to making psychedelic medicine accessible to communities who have been historically underrepresented and criminalized. 

Victor enjoys community fundraising, outdoor adventures, baking vegan treats, learning about indigenous healing modalities, teaching Aztec dance, and participating in cumbia and house dance battles.