Director of Programs
Angela was born and raised in southeast Michigan and Detroit is one of the places she calls home. While working on her bachelor’s in Sociology and Psychology at the University of Michigan, she worked in various capacities with the Young People’s Project, an after-school program that uses math literacy as a vehicle for youth development and to build skills to engage with institutional obstacles to their success. Upon graduating, she moved to Louisiana where she taught 7th and 10th grade English in both rural and city spaces. Her experiences in the classroom encouraged her to begin practicing yoga, which she has maintained a practice for the past 3 years and has plans to deepen her understanding and knowledge in the future. Her experiences with the changing structures within her school districts pushed her to take time to reflect and that lead her back to U of M where she received her master’s in Educational Studies — concentrating in Educational Leadership and Policy. Her personal relationship with food, holistic health and nutrition energize her around this work and she is ready to expand what our youth believe healthy can be. She is excited and ready to ensure that transformation of food, business and education in the city has a space for the youth to feel empowered and connected to an abundance of opportunities.