Angélica De Jesús

Angélica   De Jesús
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Sociology

CURRICULUM VITAE

Angélica De Jesús

BIOGRAPHY

Angélica De Jesús is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Sociology Department in Nekwejong (Lansing), MI. Her research focuses on environment, health, traditional ecological knowledge, sustainability, and race in the Caribbean. Angélica’s nearly 10 years of experience includes evaluation projects, community-based research, and policy work within the areas of public health, urban planning, and racial/environmental justice. She earned a BA in Theater Arts and a BS in Psychology with a minor in Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University (2012) and a Master’s of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Michigan (UofM) as a Rackham Merit Fellow. During her MPP, Angélica completed research on the history of colonial conservation and land-use policy in Puerto Rico and most recently completed medical marijuana policy work for the City of Grand Rapids. Angélica is a proud member of the Proyecto Palabras PR project – an interdisciplinary initiative supporting grassroots, people-led recovery in Puerto Rico. 
Angélica’s research is inspired by cultural-geographies of Black/Indigenous
resistance and resilience and love for connections to ancestors, present, and future generations.