Angela Gallegos-Castillo, PhD

Community Builder/Planner, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Roadmap to Peace
What I do: 
Angela Gallegos-Castillo was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and she received her PhD from UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis on Feminist Studies, Youth Development, and Race Relations. She is trained as a qualitative researcher. She has over 25 years of working in social justice efforts in and with low-income and communities of color and building capacity in the non-profits that serve them. She is seasoned at working with Spanish-speaking immigrant communities.

Dr. Gallegos-Castillo is a lecturer, consultant, and trainer, and her vast experience span the areas of leadership development, community engagement, policy advocacy, prevention, public health, organizational development, program development, and evaluation.

Dr. Gallegos- Castillo has worked in a variety of settings, including local government public/private partnerships and community-wide initiatives. She served as Assistant to the City Manager in the City of Berkeley where she worked as Community Liaison for South and West Berkeley and served as the Children and Youth Services City Coordinator. She has worked on multi-sector community-wide initiatives that have focused on education, community health and violence prevention in urban contexts. Currently, she is a community builder/planner for a San Francisco Initiative aimed at improving the health, safety and economic outcomes of Latin@ youth.