Angelica, also known as Angie, is a Philadelphia native and graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls. Her passion for art led her to attend Moore College of Art and Design and Temple University’s College of Education as an art education major with hopes of becoming a secondary art teacher. While at Temple University, she became one of the founding sisters for Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. Eta Chapter. Even though she loved art, Angie did not get her degree in the art field. Her love of nature and Philadelphia history allowed her to launch her career as an urban park ranger and later, administrative personnel for the Fairmount Park Commission’s executive offices. After leaving the park system, she embarked on a long-time profession with Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry as a workforce development professional / HR analyst helping people find gainful employment. Her 20 years of city and state government experience influenced her decision to finally obtain her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and her Master of Science in Strategic and Organizational Leadership from Neumann University in 2010/2012.
After obtaining her graduate degree, Angie’s educational and professional experiences gave her unique opportunities to work Alternative Education services. She held a leadership position as the Director of Administration for an alternative education program in Delaware and currently works as the Operations Manager for Akoben. Angie is finishing up a doctoral degree in Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University.
Angie has a sincere love of staff wellness & development, workplace dynamics, and creatively making work environments their absolute best. Angie is an initiated priest of the Lukumi & Ifa tradition by which she lives her life. She is an artistic soul who keeps her craft alive through her face and body art business; Nature’s Canvas by Artbug, which she began in November of 2010.