Angie was born and raised in the California Bay Area and spent her teen years in the foster care system. Although she was told she was not academically prepared for college, Angie attended community college before transferring to the University of Alabama without ever visiting or seeing the Southeast. At Bama, Angie became the student spokesperson for Alabama REACH, a program designed to provide students with access to the resources and support that they need to successfully complete a college education. She also joined an honors organization called the Mallet Assembly where she spent her two active years on the Executive Board as both Social Chair and Service Chair, including leading the 2013 protest to end segregation in the Greek system that brought out over 500 students.
Upon becoming a first generation college graduate from Bama with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a minor in Telecommunication and Film, Angie was selected from 100+ applicants to intern with Innocence Project New Orleans. IPNO frees innocent people sentenced to life in prison and those serving unjust sentences.
After completing her internship, Angie became an early childhood educator, focusing on special education and reading intervention for grades Pre-K 4 through first grade. She taught in Orleans Parish charter schools and in Jefferson Parish School District. After having her daughter during the Covid 19 pandemic, Angie decided to pursue her lifelong dream of receiving a Masters. She was accepted in Loyola University New Orleans School of Law Master of Environmental Law program, with a focus on environmental justice and policy. After graduating Cum Laude in 2022, Angie worked as a research assistant for lawyer, law professor, and author Rob Verchick, as well as interned with Louisiana Bucket Brigade and the Center for Progressive Reform. Angie is now a Research Analyst with the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice in New Orleans. She enjoys hiking and camping with her family, bouldering, reading The Atlantic, and watching scary movies.