Angela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Post Baccalaureate in Education, focusing on inclusion and counseling, and a Masters Degree in Disability Studies. She is a PhD Candidate, focusing on effective therapeutic interventions for the neurodivergent.
Angela is multiply neurodivergent, raises children with complex differences, and has been supporting families that include children living with disabilities for 2 decades.
Angela spent much of her childhood in formal and informal foster care, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She uses her lived experience in connecting with individuals, youth and families who experience hardship and attachment disruption.
Her ability to understand the neurodivergent comes from her lived experience, and her passion to learn and grow with her community while seeing strengths in others, and adapting the environment to invite the community to thrive. She supports multiple social service teams throughout Canada, including specializing in expression of distress through violence of youth to family.
She has volunteered over 20,000 hours to community, and won numerous awards for her work, including the Manitoba Heroes award (2019) and the CTV Mental Health Champion Award (2020).