Angelica is a proud Samoan American afakasi who, despite the cold winters (Pacific Islanders are not meant for sub-zero temperatures!), has lived in Iowa since 2nd grade. She and her husband moved to Marion, IA, in 2001, where they raised their two children.
Angelica is a strong advocate for civil and human rights and equitable access to opportunities. Her passion for improving the lives of vulnerable and oppressed communities is evident through her professional and volunteer work. As the Senior Manager of Community & Volunteer Engagement at United Way of East Central Iowa, she works to advance equity and impact social change through civic engagement programs and volunteer service opportunities. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Marion Civil Rights Commission and co-chair of Inclusive ICR.
You can find Angelica on any given Sunday during football season cheering on her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers. What she wouldn’t give to see her all-time favorite football player, Troy Polamalu, back on the gridiron! She enjoys running long distances, completing tough mudder obstacle courses, and spending time with her twin granddaughters in her free time.