Angela is a recent UC Berkeley graduate in Political Economy and Latin American Literature. Before joining Social Justice Collaborative as a Paralegal in May 2017, Angela volunteered at workshops such as the East Bay Naturalization Workshop and San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship. Additionally, while working at the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay (VACCEB) as a Spanish-Speaking Community Responder, she worked under the Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP) where she staffed a hotline where community members could call to report ICE raids, if they were in immigration detention or deportation proceedings. Moreover, she facilitated “Know Your Rights” workshops around Alameda County in English and Spanish. Angela has also volunteered teaching Citizenship classes at VACCEB.
Her interest in immigrant and refugee rights and immigration law stems from being raised in a predominantly immigrant community. Having witnessed, lived, and learned of the social, political and economic hardships immigrants and refugees face she hopes that her work at Social Justice Collaborative will empower them and ease their transition from their home countries to the US.
Angela speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently.