Based in TICAS’ DC office, Angelica works on federal policy issues related to higher education access, affordability, and success. Before joining TICAS, Angelica worked on STEM education projects and initiatives in the Greater Philadelphia area with the Philadelphia Education Fund’s McKinney Center for STEM Education. Before this, Angelica developed and implemented STEM and leadership curriculum for local San Diego county middle school programs to help close academic achievement gaps. Angelica has a B.A. in Political Science and Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego and a M.S.Ed. in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.