Angela, MSW ’19, is a passionate advocate for veterans on campus and in the community. She was actively involved with WUVets, first as secretary/social media coordinator and later as president.
Angela has also been called upon locally, regionally and nationally to contribute to dialogue and policy on veterans’ issues. She traveled in September 2018 to the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, where she participated in a Facebook Live Suicide Prevention Month event on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project. Angela also was selected as one of ten finalists for Student Veteran of the Year from Student Veterans of America (SVA) and as a result, conducted an independent study and policy fellowship with SVA and Veterans of Foreign Wars. She focused on the potential harm to suicide prevention policy of current Veteran’s Administration (VA) medication prescribing practices. During the process, Angela visited Washington DC to lobby members of Congress, the White House veterans’ policy advisor, the deputy director of the VA and others.
Angela is a student who took a non-traditional path to college by starting at St. Charles Community College and then graduating with her Bachelors in psychology from University College before beginning her Master’s program in the Brown School of Social Work. We’re fortunate that she chose to continue her studies at WashU and represent our community as an advocate for veterans.