Angel Gilbert CC'26
Angel Gilbert is a rising sophomore at Columbia University majoring in Political Science and African-American studies. Given how both her parents were in and out of jail, fighting against mass incarceration is an injustice that is very close to her heart. Oftentimes, she felt like she served her parents’ sentences right along with them. As a product of the foster care system, she navigated a corrupt world of social workers, lawyers, and judges. While she helped to protect and raise her younger sisters as best as she could, Angel knew she had to do more for her larger community. She’s had the honor of calling various child welfare, feminist, and racial non-profits her family. As an aspiring lawyer, Angel is excited to continue giving voice to an underrepresented facet of American identity. One publication, one poem, one narrative at a time.