Angélica is a policy associate for TICAS. Before joining TICAS, Angélica 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, she worked as a Program Lead with the San Diego County YMCA where she helped implement and develop STEM, leadership, and college bound programs for local low-income students. She also has worked at UC, San Diego as an Academic Integrity (AI) Education Assistant Coordinator, helping teach and coordinate AI training programs, meeting with struggling students, and conducting preventative outreach and education with undergraduate and graduate students. Currently at TICAS, she helps design and execute TICAS’ federal policy strategy on behalf of low-income students and students of color. Angelica continues to support the policy team in implementing and developing strategies for achieving a wide range of policy goals related to equity, affordability, and accountability in higher education and plays a leadership role in current work on evidence-based approaches to student success and in expanding access to selective colleges. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Ethnic Studies from UC, San Diego and a Master of Science in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.