Fall 2020 CHCI-Walmart Intern
Hometown: Wheatley Heights, New York
School: Farmingdale State College
Major: Business Management
Angelique was born in Mineola and raised in the community of Wyandanch/Wheatley Heights, New York, by a widowed-immigrant mother who came to the United States from Mexico in the 1980s. As a 1st generation Black and Hispanic college student, Angelique developed a passion for social justice and community outreach.
Currently a senior at Farmingdale State College (FSC), Angelique is majoring in Business Management and minoring in Legal Studies. During her time at FSC, Angelique has been an advocate for truth, conducting research from a critical perspective, and community service through her membership in the prestigious Research Aligned Mentorship (RAM) program, participated in numerous service projects that aided communities in need and designed and implemented two research projects on the topics of women empowerment, immigration, and education. For her efforts, Angelique has been awarded several honors including the Phenomenal Womyn Award, a finalist in the Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Program, and the 2020-2021 Newman Civic Fellowship. Upon completing her degree, Angelique hopes to attend law school to further her education in immigration law and policy and/or continue her research on immigration policy through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
As a CHCI Intern, Angelique hopes to expand her resources and opportunities to make a difference and give back to the community that taught her valuable lessons in life and other communities like hers. By doing this, she hopes to inspire others to believe in themselves, to challenge themselves, and to exceed expectations.