Angela M. Vázquez brings to her work a tenacity for ensuring equity for historically marginalized communities, families, and children, especially as their life opportunities are impacted by their race/ethnicity, trauma and poverty. She has spent the last nine years in education and child welfare public policy, convening local and statewide stakeholders, facilitating policy development and implementation discussions for children as a Policy Analyst at Advancement Project and later as the Associate Director for FosterEd California. Currently, Angela is a Policy Director at The Children’s Partnership, covering a legislative and policy portfolio that includes children’s mental health and child welfare.
Angela received her Masters Degree with Honors in Social Work in Community Organizing, Planning, and Administration from the University of Southern California after graduating cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in Psychology. She also serves on the Board of Trustees at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena.