With degrees in political science and human rights law, Angelica is committed to social justice work.
The ACLU of Utah’s newest staff member, Angelica Guzman, is a force to be reckoned with. Driven by a “Don’t tell me I can’t do it, because I can and I will,” attitude, Angelica has already put her considerable knowledge of immigrant and refugee-specific issues and her fluency in Spanish to good use.
“A big part of my wanting to join this incredible team was my desire to do more for underrepresented communities,” she said. “And to use my knowledge of immigrant and refugee justice, as well as my training in human rights law, to help the ACLU in any way possible.”
A native of Mexico, Angelica earned an undergraduate degree in political science and international studies from the University of Utah and later completed a Master of Laws in Saarland, Germany, in the field of International and Human Rights Law. Prior to the ACLU, she worked as a data manager and administrative assistant at the English Skills Learning Center in Salt Lake City. Angelica also interned at Catholic Community Services in the refugee resettlement and housing departments.
While the ACLU of Utah has members, friends, and allies in every corner of the state—Angelica is seeking to bridge the gaps that remain with the diverse communities of Utah. For example, she is increasing our connections to popular Spanish-language newsletters, websites and social media pages—reaching crucial audiences for our busy immigration and voting rights work.
When she’s not keeping the office and staff moving efficiently, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, or reading and listening to music.
Recognizing Angelica’s past nonprofit and educational experiences, as well as her demonstrated desire to use her skills to assist others, we are glad to welcome her to the ACLU of Utah team.
...from the Spring 2019 Liberty Reporter