Allison Arteaga ’21
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Major: Fine Arts
I work with my community(ies) to address … people’s liberation, usually through issues of immigration and workers’ rights.
My friends would say I’m … a grandfather.
Fun fact about me: I don’t have a gallbladder and am probably going to be missing more organs in the future.
The best part about the Certificate in Engaged Leadership is … being able to share good reading lists.
For my Stage 2 committed project, I … worked with the Multicultural Resource Center in developing local youth organizing.
My community partner(s) taught me … radical change is a long and daily struggle.
I’ve also learned that engaged leaders … should read as much as they speak.
I plan to continue my journey as an engaged leader by … continuing to study my community’s history. I plan to become an artist-organizer around my new home of northern New Jersey or try to pass the LSAT to eventually become an immigration lawyer.
In the News
APRIL 2, 2019
Allison Arteaga ’21 receives Create Change Fellowship
– College of Arts & Sciences website
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