Angelina Serna is from the Turtle Mountain Chippewa and Oneida Nation. She is currently a senior at Pritzker College Prep High School in Chicago, IL. Angelina, a student-athlete, is completing her 4th year as a Varsity starter for Volleyball, Soccer, and Cheerleading teams. She is the Lead tumbler for the Varsity Cheerleading Team, which won both the 2020 Noble Conference Championships and the 2020 Co-Ed Cheerleading Champions for Chicago Public Schools. While she takes athletics very seriously, she is also a dedicated student who has maintained 6 straight semesters of the High Honor Roll with a GPA of 4.1.
Angelina is the President of Chicago’s Indigenous Tribal Youth (C.I.T.Y.) Council, who won Youth Council of the Year at the 2021 UNITY Conference in Dallas, Texas. She was also selected to be a member of the 2020 Class of Native Jump Start Program at the University of California-Berkeley and was also a participant in the 2020 World Affairs Youth Seminar at Auburn University. Currently, she is working with curators of the Chicago Field Museum where she will be featured in the Native American Hall on Chicago’s Indigenous Youth. Angelina just got accepted into the Dartmouth Indigenous Fly-In Program that will take place at Dartmouth College this fall.
Angelina has been an active participant in the community by volunteering her time with the Pandemic Food Distribution, Senior Luncheons, fundraisers, and various community events. With high school coming to end in the next year she plans on attending a university to double major in International Relations and Government. Her hope is to return to the community to aid in shaping policy that impacts the urban Native community.