Angel Bista - International Relations
Angel Bista is a senior at Grand Valley, pursuing a degree in
International Relations. She is currently enrolled at Frederik Meijer
Honors College, a member of the honors society of Phi Kappa Phi, and a
recent alumna of the U.S State Department’s Critical Languages
Program. In her time at Grand Valley, Angel has been a vocal advocate
about the value of studying abroad and creating global connections,
having spent a significant amount of time in Japan during her
sophomore and junior year.
After graduation, she aspires to work in the field of global
journalism, applying her passion for politics, linguistics, and
crafting compelling narratives into her work. She plans to ultimately
work with the U.N in the future, engaged in diplomacy and advocating
for global citizenship.
She is thrilled for her third and final year in the Cook Leadership
Academy, which has instilled in her a deep-rooted appreciation for the
role of mentorships, community engagement, and peer collaboration on
the pathway to ethical, effective leadership.