The next contestant to be featured in our series, “The Road to Miss America,” is Miss Puerto Rico, Carole A. Rigual.
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Platform Issue: Today’s Child, Tomorrow’s Adult: Child Victims of Sexual Abuse
Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice/Forensic Psychology from University of Puerto Rico
Scholastic Ambition: Obtain a Juris Doctorate Degree
Scholastic Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude; National Honor Society; Academic Excellence Award all 4 years of college, Full Tuition Scholarship; Miss America State Scholar Award; Córdova & Fernós U.S. Congressional Program; Jorge Alberto Ramos Comas Puerto Rico Legislative Program
Greatest Non-Academic Achievement: In 2015 I wrote two bills for Congress, one about pet custody and another about teaching Civil Rights in Puerto Rico’s public schools.
My Defining Moment: I studied in a Military school for 9 years. I later decided to change to a regular school where I discovered my passion for acting and dancing. This definitely changed my interests and helped define who I am today.
My name is Carole A. Rigual Robles and I recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a major in Forensic Psychology, which is how I became interested in my Miss America platform, Children Victim of Sexual Abuse. Besides my platform, I am involved in other community service activities which include: homelessness, cancer, veterans, house construction, bullying, cleaning beaches, and motivational conferences to children. I am always involved in many activities because I believe in not focusing on just one community problem, but impacting different problems in the community to make a difference.