Angella (She/Her) supports the growth and stewardship of Groundswell Fund’s community of funders, donors, and philanthropic partners. She plays a key role in securing institutional philanthropic support to advance women of color-led power building across the U.S.
Before joining the Groundswell Fund team, Angella worked at MediaJustice (formerly Center for Media Justice), where she managed the MediaJustice Network, a network of 100 social justice organizations from across the country working at the intersection of media justice and social justice to fight for communication rights, access, and representation.
Prior to joining MediaJustice, Angella served as Field Director at the Campaign for Youth Justice working to resource and strengthen organizations fighting against the criminalization and over-incarceration of youth.
Angella brings over ten years of experience advancing advocacy initiatives at both the state and national levels through community organizing, campaign strategizing, and coalition building, as well as expertise and leadership in project management, grassroots fundraising, and technical assistance to social justice organizations.
Angella holds a BA in Sociology from California State University-San Bernardino and an MS in Sociology from North Carolina State University.