Angela’s core role at PPS is Assistant Manager of the Citizens’ Institute on Rural DesignTM(CIRD), an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts. She also works with the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community team. Angela offers support to the entire PPS team with intensive project research, workshop facilitation, graphic design, Spanish translation, and developing new and compelling ways to present case studies and data.
At Cornell University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Studies in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Angela conducted research as a Hunter R Rawlings III Presidential Research Scholar and developed her passion for community development, urban revitalization and public space through several interdisciplinary planning and design projects.
Her senior thesis was a culmination of two semesters of work as a Rust to Green Creative Fellow working on sustainability issues in Utica, New York. She analyzed existing conditions of downtown Utica using GIS and a LEED for Neighborhood Development audit in order to demonstrate the catalytic urban revitalization possibility in Utica using sustainable neighborhood development techniques.
Bachelor of Science, Urban and Regional Studies, Cornell University (2016)