Vicente Angel is a first-generation college student at the University of California, Berkeley. They are currently in their third year, majoring in Sustainable Environmental Design with a minor in Data Science. Currently, they are involved with environmental organizations on campus such as the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) and Latinx in the Environment. Through community action and workshops, they were able to bridge the gap between environmental literacy and involvement with underrepresented communities at Berkeley. Besides advocating for a more inclusive environment, they enjoy listening to music through their headphones and at live shows, while writing for Berkeley B-Side; an on-campus music magazine.
Vicente was born and raised in Yuba City, a small town in Northern California. Along with Vicente’s parents and siblings, their community consisted of migrant farm workers all living in affordable housing. Witnessing the hardships of immigrating to the United States through the lens of their parents, Vicente wants to advocate for basic human needs, such as affordable housing.
Through the CCRH internship program, Vicente hopes to gain experience in the affordable housing industry to represented and address the ongoing issue of housing insecurity; especially for migrant, houseless, low-income, youth, LGBTQIA+ and other underrepresented diverse communities.