As a school counselor in training, Angel is committed to ensuring that LGBTQ+ students in her local school district have safe spaces to explore their identities and receive their education. This commitment led her to join the board of GLSEN Philly, who have been working since the summer of 2018 to start a chapter of GLSEN in the School District of Philadelphia. The chapter is fledgling but is working towards establishing LGBTQ+ competent liaisons in every school within the District and ensuring students and staff at all schools have access to LGBTQ+ resources. To learn more about this work, connect with GLSEN Philly on their Facebook.
For two years, Angel worked with the leadership team of OneEastern, an alumni organization of Eastern University created to advocate for the needs of LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff at Eastern. Her work included soliciting letters of support from local pastors, recruiting other LGBTQ+ alumni to share their stories through OneEastern’s site, and facilitating communication between OneEastern and Eastern’s undergraduate LGBTQ+ organization, Refuge.
Although she stepped away from her position in 2015, she still works to support LGBTQ+ individuals who are part of Eastern’s community by speaking on campus and supporting the work of Refuge.