Development Chair, Board Director
Angelica works at the Adelphi Breast Cancer Program at Adelphi University, developing and implementing interventions to promote healthy behaviors and reduce breast cancer related disparities among medically under-served populations. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stony Brook University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, earned a master’s degree in health education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and continues pursuing her interest in the nutritional and environmental factors involved in disease development. Angelica also enjoys cooking, dancing, and practicing reiki and meditation.
Angelica moved to the United States from Colombia when she was 16 years old. Her high school art teacher encouraged and guided her to express herself through various forms of art media to overcome feeling of loss in her new country. Angelica created a collection of drawings and paintings representing Colombian landscapes and culture, which were exhibited at Tilles Center. Drawing and painting served her as a way to communicate with others, make friends and gave her confidence and a sense of belonging. This experience taught her about the power of art in all its forms as an agent of individual and social change and well being. Angelica is one of 14 Town of North Hempstead residents named to the 2019 May W. Newburger Women’s Honor Roll of the Town.