Angeline Vanle (she/her/hers) is a public speaker, nonprofit director, and health equity advocate whose work focuses on underrepresented and historically marginalized populations in higher education and medicine.
A Sioux City, IA native, Angeline graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Human Physiology and Philosophy with a concentration in Bioethics. Afterward, she went on to pursue her MD at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. During this time, she was director of multiple nonprofit organizations and established the first student-run free clinic for immigrants and refugees in Johnson County. She was also avidly involved in student government, serving as a delegate for the Graduate and Professional Student Government, as well as the Student Body President of the medical school. In these roles, she created and advocated for initiatives centered around inclusion and belonging, as well as mental health and wellness.
In her fourth year of medical school, Angeline made a nontraditional decision to pivot her career and transition to a leadership role within higher education. Her decision was based on a deep desire to create equitable change at a broader, institutional level. In her free time, you’ll often find her creating music, hosting themed events, or designing beautiful indoor spaces.