Angelica is the Programs Director for Mi Familia Vota. She was raised in Arkansas with her larger than life Mexican family. Angelica first joined Mi Familia Vota in 2017 to lead the organization’s youth leadership program in Houston. She currently serves as the Texas State Director where she oversees the state’s operations to increase political representation and power for the Latinx community through electoral, advocacy, and community organizing strategies. Her strong belief in community empowerment motivates her to engage others so they can find their own unique civic role while participating in collective action.
Angelica is part of the Houston in Action Steering Committee. She also co-chairs the Government Affairs committee for the Coalition for Environment Equity and Resilience. She is on the Race Equity Leadership and Research Collective Steering Committee. She is a graduate of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders Institute. In 2021, Angelica was featured in Houston Chronicle’s inaugural edition of “¡Extraordinarios! 10 Houston Latinos who are making a difference”.
Angelica obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Rice University in 2016. She remains connected to her university by serving on the Society of Latino Alumni at Rice (SOLAR) Board and connecting current students to civic engagement opportunities. In 2020, she featured in Rice Magazine’s “20 in their 20’s”. She remains based in Houston and is a true believer that the city’s food scene is unrivaled. In her free time, she enjoys biking along Houston’s bayou trails and spoiling her nieces and nephews.