Faces in the Crowd is a community spotlight, profiling people who are doing interesting and/or meaningful things in the Black Hills area.

Faces in the Crowd: Anjelica Brackins

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Anjelica Brackins humbly serves her community in many ways. In part, that service has earned her the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year Award.

Anjelica was born in California and moved to South Dakota at 4 years old. Anjelica quickly fell in love the Black Hills area. While attending Central High School, her passion for theatre and orchestra was evident. She considers herself an advocate for the fine arts.

After graduation, she attended 1 year of nursing school at University of South Dakota, but her passion for the arts kept pulling her back in to the field of communications.

With every job since college graduation, Anjelica has lived up to her motto in life is “Go hard or go home.” That grit and determination led her to graduate school at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She is studying engineering management with a technical emphasis and hopes to become a project manager with that degree.

Anjelica's can-do attitude at work and school is much like her community service. She holds three positions on the Young Professionals Group board and is a face you will see often at volunteer events. But it’s the work with one specific group in town that is near and dear to her heart - Bunny’s Heroes. It's a group that visits sick children in the hospital and attends children’s functions, spreading cheer with costumed characters.

One other quality that makes Anjelica stick out among the crowd is her undeniable sense of fashion. And there's no question that Anjelica's fashion of helping others never goes out of style.

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