Angelica Gualpa is a first-generation, Latinx student pursuing her MPA at NYU Robert F. Wagner’s Graduate School of Public Service. At CUNY Citizenship Now! Angelica worked as a Paralegal delivering free legal services to the immigrant community across New York City. After advocating for immigrants rights in the public sector for 5+ years, she aspires to enter law school and create a nonprofit organization that provides detainees with free, high-quality immigration representation along the U.S. southern border.
Angelica is also a graduate from John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she double majored in English and Criminal Justice. During her undergraduate career, she participated in New York State’s first Immigrant Student Success Center where she developed and implemented Undocu-Achievers, a learning enrichment program dedicated to advance academic achievement for immigrant students on campus. Angelica was born and raised in Brooklyn to Ecuadorian-immigrant parents. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in her community, reading autobiographies and writing. Angelica is excited to continue learning and creating social global impact as a Fellowship Associate with IJC.