Angelica Bernard

Angelica, a Rochester native, became affiliated with Sisters Together Achieving Results (STAR) during her junior year at Wilson Magnet High school. She was elected 2004-2005 STAR President and was honored as Miss STAR, Inc. Debutante in 2005. Angelica is grateful for her family, loving husband, Faith, Hope, and Charity Worship Center church family, and friends that have supported her over the years. She cherishes the lifelong friendships developed as a STAR participant. She is elated to be a part of an influential program for young women in the community. She was saluted as an Urban League of Rochester Black Scholar in 2005. Throughout her high school and college career she has been giving back to the City of Rochester.

Angelica, a cum laude graduate from St John Fisher College, obtained a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in Human Resources. In 2009, she was included in Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. As a First Generation Scholarship (FGEN) recipient at Fisher, Angelica has volunteered in countless fundraisers and community service projects, while maintaining a 3.58 GPA. Angelica has mentored students in the American Red Cross youth program, formally known as the Black Youth Leadership Program. Angelica earned her Masters of Education in Human Development and Counseling with a specialization in School Counseling. She is currently matriculated full time in the Counseling and Human Development doctorate program at the University of Rochester.

Career Aspirations and Community Service
Angelica has worked in the Rochester City School District as the 7th grade school counselor. Her passion for youth has continued to grow as the community based counselor at the Center for Youth. Angelica has worked with runaway and homeless population for the past 3 years. In that position, Angelica has provided group and individual counseling. She has focused on using motivational interviewing skills to help facilitate the change process with her clients. She is committed to serving youth and providing trauma informed care, while advancing the counseling field. Angelica aspires to be a counselor educator at a University and consultant, along with having a private practice.