Angela M Angel
Ms. Angel often says she was raised in the Midwest, refined in the South, and rendered in New York City. She first learned the importance of civic activism and social responsibility from her parents, both of which were active in the local community of her hometown South Bend, Indiana. Ms. Angel went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in political science at Hampton University. Ms. Angel began working on local campaigns and eventually became the youngest African American female elected to the 2000 Democratic National Convention.
Ms. Angel attended the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, where she graduated with honors in 2004 with a specialization in alternative dispute resolution. During her time in law school, Ms. Angel worked all over the country on various campaigns. In her travels, she was blessed and honored to learn from Civil Rights greats such as Reverend James Orange, Dr. Joseph Lowery, and Dr. Dorothy I. Height. Ms. Angel has been mentored by renowned legal minds and social justice leaders including: Melanie L. Campbell, executive director of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; New York Supreme Court Judge James A. Yates, and Maryland State Senator Joanne C. Benson. These individuals have sown the seeds of justice and decency in Ms. Angel, as well as a desire to never forget who she is.
As an attorney, Ms. Angel specializes in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and neglect. As a military wife, mother, and lifelong political organizer, Ms. Angel has first-hand experience working with a variety of underserved communities. She currently serves in Council Member Derrick Leon Davis’s office, focusing on education and social services issues. Ms. Angel is committed to improving educational opportunities and greater access to quality health and wellbeing services. You can follow Ms. Angel on Twitter @legaleglangel