As a proud Southsider and lover of all things Chicago, Angela has worked within the city's policy, advocacy, nonprofit and civil service landscapes as a way to learn from, influence and impact both the strengths and challenges of her beloved home town. She has served as the President of Think. Plan. Do. Consulting (TPD) since 2012 and worked with a variety of nonprofits, political and governmental entities providing them with short and long term support in the areas of strategic planning, fundraising/grant writing, policy analysis/development and program management. Prior to TPD, Angela served as a Program Officer with The Joyce Foundation's Education Program spearheading their portfolio targeting grant making to support teacher quality, quality charter schools, early childhood education and the engagement of teachers, students, parents and community in education reform. She has worked for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley as a Special Assistant where she led strategic initiatives around Ex-Offender reentry and outreach to community-based groups and individuals to encourage their involvement in the policy process.
Angela has a strong commitment to public service and is currently a Commissioner on the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission and a 2018 Fellow of the University of Chicago's Civic Leadership Academy. She has previously served as Vice-Chair of the Illinois State Charter Commission, a board member of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and the Illinois Department of Corrections' Advisory Board.
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Areas of expertise
Criminal Justice reform
Juvenile Justice reform
K-12 Education reform
M.Ed. in Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A. in American History, Union College