Angelique Roe spent 3 years in California's foster care system
Angelique is a 4th-year Philosophy Major at UCLA preparing to graduate this spring. She has been working with different organizations to help other disadvantaged foster youth and guide them toward higher education. Some of her experience includes her participation in last year's Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day Program in DC where she shadowed congress member Ted Lieu of District 33 California. Through her participation in this program, she was able to speak with the congressman about her experiences in foster care and discuss the state of current child welfare policies. Angelique is currently an intern for the Bruin Guardian Scholar's Program (BGS) at UCLA which provides resources and support for current and former foster youth. She is also the Vice President of the BGS Leadership Board. Angelique's post-graduation plans include taking some time to travel and then applying to law schools so she can continue her work advocating for foster youth and making higher education accessible to underrepresented groups.