Angela was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated at UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Economy and Latin American Literature. Before joining SJC as a Paralegal in May 2017, Angela volunteered at workshops such as the East Bay Naturalization Workshop and San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship. She also worked under the Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP) where she staffed a hotline where community members could report ICE raids, or if they were in immigration detention or deportation proceedings. Moreover, she facilitated “Know Your Rights” workshops around Alameda County in English and Spanish. She currently also works at the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay as an Immigrants Rights Organizer, where she hosts educational workshops about immigrant rights.
Angela have always been interested in immigrant rights and wants to continue her work in supporting, advocating, and organizing for her community. She speaks Spanish and Portugese fluently.