Angela grew up in Louisville’s Hikes Point area as the adopted daughter of two working class parents. Her parents modeled hard-work and determination, and at a young age, Angela understood the importance of her own hard work and determination to create opportunities.
During the Carter recession, Angela’s father, a United Auto Worker, was impacted by layoffs, forcing the family to make sacrifices in order to keep their family home. Angela’s father impressed upon her the importance of education as the gateway to success and Angela became determined to be the first in her family to graduate college.
Working 3 minimum wage jobs to pay for her education, Angela saw that dream come to fruition in 1991 when she earned a Bachelor of Science from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville. She went on to earn a Master of Engineering degree the following year, and in 1997 earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.
After graduation, Angela left Louisville to pursue career interests in Texas and later in Indiana. In addition to her work as an environmental engineer, Angela trained as an industrial firefighter at Texas A&M and was previously certified as an Emergency Medical Technician in Texas.
Elected in 2014, Angela is the Metro Council member for District 7. Since her election, she has taken the lead on offering new ideas for ensuring a safer community. As an engineer and problem-solver, she has continuously push
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