CHA South Interact Club

CHA South Interact Club

Christel House Academy

Christel House Academy South

Guest Speaker: Angela Adams

InteractPosted by Chelsea Yondo Tue, November 04, 2014 21:50:22

On October 22, Rotary students had the opportunity to attend a Meet-n-Greet with Angela Adams, an Associate General Counsel with Indiana University. Ms. Adams shared her experience working in immigration law and with immigrants at Indiana University.

Ms. Adams was a partner in the immigration group at Lewis & Kappes in Indianapolis where she practiced in all areas of immigration. Prior to entering law school, she served as an Education Consultant for the Indiana Department of Education Division of Language Minority and Migrant Programs. She also taught English in Saltillo, Mexico, and she is fluent in Spanish.

Angela earned a B.S. in SPEA Public Affairs-Management from Indiana University Bloomington and her J.D. from the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Immigrant Welcome Center (past president), Mexican Scholarship Fund (vice chair), La Plaza, and Hispanic Education Center. She is co-founder of “META: Mapping Education Towards Achievement” Hispanic Post-secondary Awareness Seminar at IUPUI. She currently serves as Chapter Chair for the Indiana Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A frequent speaker and writer on immigration, she has consulted on immigration policy in the Indiana General Assembly and on Capitol Hill. In 2014, Angela was recognized by the Indiana Latino Scholarship Fund for her efforts to increase educational opportunities for immigrant students.

Angela was named to Indianapolis Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” in 2014 and “Women of Influence” in 2011; United Way of Central Indiana “Diversity Advocate Award” 2013; Indiana Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in immigration 2009, 2010, and 2012; Indiana Lawyer “Up and Coming Lawyer Award” in 2007; and was a member of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XXXVI.