As a school counselor & former GSA advisor, Angel is committed to ensuring that all LGBTQ+ students 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 2018 to support LGBTQ+ K-12 students and educators in Philadelphia. Current priorities of the chapter include providing resources for creating LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum and school communities and building collaborative relationships with the many other LGBTQ-serving organizations throughout the city. To learn more about this work, connect with GLSEN Philly on their Facebook or Instagram.
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.