UW–Madison Student Named Newman Civic Fellow ’22

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is proud to announce Angela Maloney as its 2022 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow.

Newman Civic Fellows are nominated by university presidents or chancellors for their public leadership to address issues of inequality and political polarization and find solutions to create long-term social change.

Angela Maloney
Angela Maloney

Fellows will have access to a variety of virtual and in-person learning opportunities, including opportunities to submit conference proposals to present at Campus Compact-affiliated conferences.

A third-year student majoring in community and nonprofit leadership and international studies. Maloney combines her passion in community organizing and public service to address economic inequality and systemic racism. Maloney is also obtaining certificates in public policy, development economics, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies and leadership.

Maloney has been able to create positive change through her experiences working with various communities in Madison such as the Madison Common Council, Associated Students of Madison, UW–Madison’s BadgersVote Coalition and Zoe Bayliss Student Housing Cooperative.

Angela Maloney helping students register to vote during the 2020 Presidential Election
Maloney helping students register to vote during the 2020 Presidential Election.

She has worked as a labor organizer where she collaborated with workers to create documents for Worker Justice Wisconsin used in organizing future collective action campaigns. In addition, Maloney’s contributions to successfully registering student organizations, campus departments and the community to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election played a key role in UW–Madison being designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus.”

In her personal statement on being nominated for the fellowship, she adds that the combination of grassroots direct action and representative leadership is the key to addressing the root causes of systemic economic and racial oppression.

Currently, Maloney is a staff member in Governor Tony Evers’ Office, where she provides Wisconsinites with clear communication about the Governor’s priorities and responds to their concerns to combat miscommunication and address political polarization.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is named for Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating opportunities for student civic learning.

The Newman Civic Fellowship program is supported by the KPMG Foundation. The 2022-2023 Newman Civic Fellows are an inspiring group of community-committed students who are already making an impact in communities where they live, learn and serve.