Angelica was born and raised in Santa Ana, Orange County. As a young child, Angelica would spend her summers on her grandparent’s ranch in Hidalgo, Mexico, exposing her to the outdoors and ranch living. Angelica graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Psychological and Social Behaviors, a minor in Anthropology, and a certificate in Global Studies. Angelica has been with CRA since 2020 as a Garden Instructor and the Green Champs Team. The team is dedicated to creating an outdoor classroom that focuses on sustainable, horticultural, and restorative practices on campus with all students. Angelica currently runs CRA’s compost programs redirecting local and school-wide renewable energy.