A. Angélique Roché
Angélique Roché, is a journalist, attorney, content creator, and communications professional focused on the intersections of activism, policy, politics, current events, and nerd and pop cultures.
As a writer and photographer, she has contributed to NBC News, Black Girl Nerds, and Rewire News. She is currently the host of Marvel Entertainment's Marvel's Voices podcast, SYFY Wire's podcast Geeksplain, co-host of the independent live podcast The Radical Geeks and a part-time host and voice-over artist at SiriusXM Progress. In addition, Angélique is a frequent guest on various shows focused on the intersections of pop-culture, current events, and social justice including Syfy Wire's "Who Won the Week" (WWTW) and The Dean Obeidallah Show on SiriusXM Progress.
Throughout her career, Angélique has worked to create communications infrastructures and craft narratives for organizations and various issue and political campaigns. Most recently she was the Vice President for External Affairs at the Ms. Foundation for Women. In 2014 she was the campaign manager for Nina Turner for Ohio Secretary of State, making her the first African-American woman to run a statewide campaign in Ohio. In addition, she has provided strategic storytelling, branding, and infrastructure consulting to various local, state and national organizations and campaigns, including campaigns in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Virginia, Washington DC and Benin, Africa. From 2008-2011 Roché served as a legislative aide for United States Senator Mary Landrieu. In that position, she worked on labor, justice and law enforcement issues, including voting rights, gender violence, race and gender discrimination, fair pay and juvenile justice.
Angélique is on the advisory boards of KAPGW focused on elevating the voices of women "living-out-loud" and Lesbians Who Tech, a national organization focused on diversifying both race and gender in tech-related fields. She has received a number of awards including, the EnVest Foundation’s National Capital Region’s 40 Under 40, Apex Society’s 30 Under 30, and the Southern University Law Center’s Young Trailblazer Award. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the American Inns of Court.
Angelique is a graduate of Southern University and A & M College, the Southern University Law Center, and The George Washington University Law School. In addition, she is a graduate of the Women's Campaign School at Yale and the Princeton Alumni Corps fellowship for non-profit professionals. She's studied Public Relations at NYU and Improv at the Magnet Theater.