Angelina Pome'e

Pathways Student Leadership Cohort Fellow

Lina Pome’e (she/her) is a proud indigenous woman with a deep commitment to Ethnic Studies, focusing on indigenous culture and tribal history at the College of San Mateo (CSM). Set to graduate this spring, she plans to continue her education at UC Santa Cruz. Angelina serves as a Student Ambassador for the Berkeley Underground Scholars transfer program and demonstrates exceptional leadership at CSM. As co-president of the Puente Club, a member of CSM MANA, a peer assistant with Project Change, and a student leader in the Youth Law Center and Rising Scholars’ Statewide Youth Justice Leadership Cohort, her contributions are multifaceted and impactful. Raised in San Mateo, CA, Angelina's journey has been marked by overcoming challenges such as educational disenfranchisement and incarceration, which led her to reconnect with her indigenous heritage and traditions. These personal challenges have fueled her passion to create meaningful change within her communities by leveraging her personal journey to advocate for cultural appreciation, environmental respect, and social justice. Angelina is dedicated to supporting others affected by the juvenile justice system and the school-to-prison pipeline all while maintaining a focus on her own healing path and paying homage to her ancestors. Angelina’s commitment to making a difference and supporting the well-being of others is a testament to her strength, resilience, and dedication.