Veronica I. Arreola, MPA
1200 W. Harrison, 2190 SSB, Chicago IL 60607-7164
Veronica I. Arreola is a nationally recognized expert on women in higher education and a women’s rights advocate. Previously she was the director of the UIC Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program. Under her leadership WISE was recognized with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring and the Best Women in Engineering Award from the Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network.
Arreola has brought visibility to women’s and Latin@ issues through writing that has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Bitch Media and the Women’s Review of Books. She is a regular guest on Vocalo’s “The Morning AMp” Council of Feminist Thought. Arreola serves on the board of directors of Bitch Media, a 20+ year old independent feminist media organization. Her leadership has been recognized by being named Woman of the Year by the UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women, with a Chicago Foundation for Women’s Impact Award, Leadership Illinois and Negocios Now Who’s Who in Chicago Hispanic Power. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a masters in Public Administration, both with concentrations in Gender and Women’s Studies. Arreola still considers herself a first generation college students as she was the first member of her family to earn a bachelors and masters degree.