Angie Contreras (she/her) graduated from Mary Baldwin University in 2022. At Mary Baldwin she received her BA in Political Science with a minor in Spanish Language and Latin American Studies. Before joining Kakalec Law, Angie served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a paralegal for Make the Road New York on the Workplace Justice team.
During her year at Make the Road Angie became passionate about labor and its intersections with immigration status, gender, race, and ethnicity. She was also a Public Leaders for Inclusion Fellow for America Indivisible. Her placement was in St. Petersburg, Florida as a part of the Community Services Department for the city. Angie supported inclusion and anti-bigotry efforts in local government with a focus on Muslim, Arab, Black, Sikh, and Asian Americans. While at Mary Baldwin University Angie worked as the Civic Engagement Assistant. She led various voter registration campaigns and oversaw the Social Justice Action Group.
Angie is a native Spanish and English speaker. She is a proud first generation American; her family immigrated from El Salvador in the 1990s. You can usually catch Angie watching movies, trying new recipes, sitting in her hammock at a local park in Queens, or reading. Her favorite movie of all time is Ponyo!
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