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Angela Fernandez, PhC MSW (Menominee)

Indigenous Social Welfare PhD Student, IWRI

Angela Fernandez, MSW, LICSW, is originally from the Menominee Indian Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin. She completed her BSW at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her MSW at the University of Washington. She served as a Youth Development Worker in the Children, Youth and Families Program during her two years of service in Peace Corps, Costa Rica, then returned to Wisconsin where she worked as a social worker and psychotherapist at a federally qualified community health center. While working in Wisconsin, she also served on boards and volunteered within the Latino and American Indian communities, as well as participated in two international social justice (South Africa) and Indigenous human rights (Colombia) delegations. She is a recipient of the McNair Fellowship and is currently a second-year doctoral student at the University of Washington School of Social Work.