Angie was born and raised in Santa Ana. Unfortunately, Angie lost her brother to gang violence when he was only 16 years old and even though she was young when this tragedy occurred, she knew that she had to do something to prevent these types of tragedies in her community. Angie has committed her adult life to improving her community through her volunteerism and her professional experience. Angie strongly believes that if a youth feels empowered they are less likely to make bad choices. Knowing the amazing work that 4GIRLS was doing in Long Beach, she felt it was important to bring 4GIRLS to Orange County, which she did with the help of her committee. Angie received her A.A. degree from Santa Ana College and her bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton. Angie currently works for the City of Anaheim’s youth development program, Project SAY (Support Anaheim’s Youth) where she gets to directly serve youth and families. Angie lives in Santa Ana with her husband and two children.