“My family immigrated to the U.S. when I was a young child, and that move from Peru changed the trajectory of our lives. Growing up in New York City and attending high performing public schools, I experienced firsthand what it meant to be poured into, to be challenged, and ultimately, to thrive. Knowing that there was plenty stacked against my success – and that of families like mine – I am committed to partnering with organizations that put students and their families first. In particular, I see education and access to opportunities playing a transformational role in ensuring students are able to thrive and lead choice-filled lives.”
- Having worked in the public and private sectors, Angelica brings experience in the talent life cycle, from recruitment to development to retention; instructional coaching; and regional and team leadership.
- Angelica has a strong student-centered lens, particularly informed by her time in the classroom as an elementary school teacher and her experiences in the Malaysian education sector.
- She holds a Master of Science degree in Teaching/TESOL Program from Fordham University and Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and Latin American & Iberian Studies from Bard College.
Having traveled and lived internationally, Angelica feels at home in more than one culture and place. While she now lives in Florida, she does not skip a beat when identifying as a New Yorker (and does not see that changing anytime soon). In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, brunching, and indulging in dark chocolate treats and controversial fruits like durian and jackfruit.