Anjel Iriaghomo

Real name: 
Class Year: 
2022
Current Position: 
Government Relations Fellow
Current Organization: 
Ocean Conservancy

Anjel Iriaghomo is a Connecticut native and a recent graduate from Clemson University, with a B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Sciences with a minor in Business Administration. During college, she earned an internship as the Communications Associate in the Biological Systems Engineering Department at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was a P4 (Pigs, Poultry, the Planet and Data-Driven Problem-Solving) fellow, a USDA NIFA-funded Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates program designed to develop the next generation of data-savvy food animal production researchers. During her senior year she was awarded the Gilman Scholarship and was able to study abroad in Gwangju, South Korea. Even with a language barrier, she joined the local newspaper and wrote various articles and columns for the Gwangju News. Anjel also immersed herself in Korean culture, connecting with locals, teaching English to young children and exploring some of the regions highest mountains. Throughout her college career, she was on executive leadership teams of many diverse organizations including student programming, advocacy and academic success. Anjel has always been passionate about environmental justice and will continue to fight for equitable access for all.

On the Government Relations team at Ocean Conservancy, Anjel uses her strong interpersonal skills and passion for affecting positive change for our ocean, to help increase the organization's visibility with Congress and with the administration. In her free time, you can find Anjel at the gym, outside exploring, volunteering, videogaming, learning a new skill or on a plane off to her next adventure!