Community Engagement Manager
Double Up Food Bucks
As the Community Engagement Manager, Angela partners with organizations to increase awareness of Double Up Food Bucks SNAP incentive program across Michigan. This includes engaging residents, volunteers, and other advocates to spread the word in their communities. Angela previously managed Healthy Futures for All, a one-year pilot project aimed at increasing healthy food access in Detroit by growing awareness of Double Up among the city’s students and families, while also getting more farm fresh foods to city seniors.
Angela discovered her passion for healthy living and education after developing and managing sustainable waste management programs in Boston, Nicaragua, and Brazil with the Community Innovators Lab at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
She returned home to metro Detroit to serve as a FoodCorps service member at Wayne State University’s Center for Health and Community Impact, where she taught nutrition and garden education and implemented the Building Healthy Communities program in three Detroit schools. Following her service year, Angela stayed as the FoodCorps Michigan Fellow supporting the statewide program.
Angela is also a graduate student at Eastern Michigan University, studying Social Foundations of Education. Angela has a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she focused on sustainable engineering and design. She lives in Detroit, where she is finally putting her engineering degree to work renovating her home with her dog and three cats.