Paloma Aguas '18

Spanish and Portuguese

After earning my degree in Spanish & Portuguese with a certificate in Latin American Studies, I began my career at the ACLU of New Jersey where I now serve as a Communications Strategist. In this role, I develop and execute strategic communications, including public education materials, digital and print publications, and special projects. After studying the intersection of politics and language while at Princeton -- my senior thesis, Proper Impeachment or Parliamentary Coup? The Fall of Dilma Rousseff and the Collapse of Brazilian Democracy, explored the difference between intention and effect of public messages -- working for the ACLU is the opportunity of a lifetime. For over 60 years, the ACLU-NJ has worked toward its mission to preserve, advance, and extend the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every New Jerseyan by the state and federal constitutions in courts, in the legislature, and in communities.

Prior to joining the ACLU-NJ’s staff, I worked as a researcher for Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign, an experience that cemented my commitment to public service and being a team player, especially at the highest stakes. Princeton's expectations of excellence and integrity provided me with a foundation to pursue a career defending liberty and justice for all -- and now I proudly dedicate my life's work to the nation's service and the service of humanity.