Angelique Roche

Deborah Feingold


As a child, Angelique Roche fell in love with the many ways one can tell stories. She wrote poetry, performed, acted in movies and TV shows, took photos, drew, sang, and even danced. Her varied interests and talents made it challenging for her to decide what to study in college, so she majored in mass communications and print journalism with minors in military science, history, and theater. When she was 20, Roche went to law school with the goal of pursuing entertainment law to help artists. But life took her on a different path with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work as Associate Director for Volunteer Operations for President Obama’s 2013 inauguration. Throughout her career working in politics and philanthropy, Roche has seen the power of storytelling and how it can impact people’s lives. “The most rewarding part of my job is when someone, whether a reader, writer, or artist, can see themselves in the narrative,” she says. “Our stories are the most powerful thing we have. They are the source of our voice and are so much of who we are and where we come from.” Roche has faced setbacks in her life, but she doesn’t see them in a negative light. She believes that these obstacles have helped shape who she is and where she is today—a successful attorney, journalist, educator, producer, voiceover artist, and co-author of the upcoming non-fiction book My Super Hero is Black. Roche’s journey is a testament to the power of storytelling, and she inspires us to be true to ourselves and to embrace our unique perspectives.

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