Angela is one of the founders of Pintig Cultural Group (1991) and CIRCA (2001). She received her doctorate in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her scholarly work focused on social movements, race & ethnic relations, and cultural organizing. Her article entitled “Marching in March: Early Participation in Chicago’s Immigrant Mobilizations”, co-written with Prof Cedric Herring, appears in the book “Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism” from Brill Press. Angela served as a Board member of the Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE).