Having grown up using the safety net resources, Angelica’s exposure to public health and inequity began at a young age. Her developmental years shaped her goals to become an advocate for health justice. Angelica’s experience in the field of public health is diverse. She previously worked as a Legislative Staff Assistant for Supervisor Gloria Molina’s office advocating for the constituents of the First District of Los Angeles County by reviewing policies and motions dealing with the Department of Public Health, Department of Mental Health, and Department of Health Services. Prior to that, she conducted research concerning gestational diabetes and served as a consultant for Boston Public Health Commission.
She was born and raised in Echo Park, she attended local schools and is an alumna of Wellesley College (’12) with a B.A. in Biology and Women’s and Gender Studies. Angelica earned her Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from Boston University (’14) and is also a Gates Scholar. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Angelica served as the Associate Director for CaPA and Statewide Coordinator for the CaPA student group- California Health Professional Student Alliance (CaHPSA).