Angel Venegas / Farmworker stories (with Irene and Dora)

Kuna, ID

Angel Venegas was born and raised in the rural town of San Jose De Castellanos, Zacatecas, Mexico. Angel lived with his grandparents in a low-income town from 2007 to 2012. In June 2012 Angel’s mother came back to Mexico from the US to take Angel and his younger brother to Ciudad Juarez in an attempt to obtain green cards for both of them. In July 2012 Angel’s green card was approved and he came to Meridian, Idaho. Angel attended 5th grade at an elementary school in Meridian a month after traveling to the US with a low to none amount of English knowledge. Angel managed to exceed the standards for his age in mathematics that year. Angel Venegas worked in Idaho’s fields from 2015 to 2018. He assisted his father in agricultural work by translating and helping with other physical work. He comes from a family with generations of field workers that have worked in the fields of almost every state in the U.S. After graduation from high school, Angel was accepted by Boise State University and is now considered a third-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (Public Law and Political Philosophy emphasis). Angel was accepted by Boise Sate’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and was recently nominated to apply for the HEP/CAMP National Association’s Sumer Internship Program in Washington, DC. He achieved a term GPA of 4.0 in the 2020 fall semester and in Spring 2021 while being enrolled with 18 credits. Angel has taken part in Project: Dream for Tomorrow and other volunteering activities that give back to the Latino community in the Treasure Valley. He currently spends his free time tutoring the Dual Language students at Kuna High School and designing a Latinx Mentorship Program at Kuna High School. Angel plans on graduating from Boise State University in May 2023. He then plans to work in politics in Washington D.C. before moving back to Idaho and working in local politics. He also plans on continuing to give back to the community through volunteering and other efforts to help Idaho’s Latinx community and especially those in the Treasure Valley.
Angel Venegas / Farmworker stories (with Irene and Dora)