Angel Winchester

Name: Angel Winchester
Residence: Brooklyn, New York 
Major: Business Administration with dual concentrations in accounting and financial planning

Brooklyn, New York, native Angel Winchester can pinpoint the moment when her life changed: representing Winthrop University at the Forte Foundation's first Women of Color Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., in 2018. 

“The conference most definitely changed my life and influenced me to continue pursuing a career in finance,” she said. “It was also great to meet women who look like me and are able to manage having a career and having a family, to meet women who are confident in being in their natural skin and owning their natural beauty.” 

Though she was just a sophomore at the time, the experience sealed her dream of becoming a financial planner and inspired her to find more opportunities that would further enrich her Winthrop experience. She's pursuing a degree in business administration with dual concentrations in accounting and financial planning. 

Winchester first heard of Winthrop from two of her sisters-in law who are Winthrop alumni. More research revealed the university's strong business program. 

“I'm enjoying what Winthrop's College of Business and Technology has to offer, especially being a member of the National Association of Black Accountants,” she said. 

Winchester serves on the Student Culinary Council, where she offers insight to the university's Dining Services division on student culinary preferences, and is a member of the honor society Gamma Beta Phi and the university's NAACP chapter.  

Winchester has truly shined as president of the Financial Planning and Investment Club. Knowing her drive, Associate Professor of Finance Philip Gibson and Assistant Professor of Finance Jimmy Cheng approached her about taking it over. With her at the helm, the club has offered workshops on mortgage analytics and resume building, visited Bank of America for insight on becoming a financial advisor and raised awareness of the financial planning profession. 

“I was excited to take on the role because I love financial planning, and I wanted to inspire others to consider a path in business and hopefully financial planning because it is a needed skill set,” she said.