Angelina comes to CLLC with a background in public policy and years of experience as a research and policy analyst at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico. In 2018, Angelina received a PhD in political science, completing a dissertation on the effects of time and effort in congressional policymaking, and a case study on federal health disparity legislation. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Angelina has worked in the United States Congress on multiple occasions, having worked on labor, housing, immigration, and health policy, including the development of the 2014 Health Equity and Accountability Act.
Angelina now lives in Bozeman MT where she teaches at Montana State University and works in CLLC’s Climate Resilience Program. Angelina enjoys working with diverse groups to build lasting coalitions for transformative change. Born and raised in the Rocky Mountain west, Angelina is fond of all things outdoors and can often be found outside reading, skiing, hiking, and climbing.