As Network Manager, Angelica helps cultivate and maintain high quality relationships and opportunities to advance the vision and mission of the Water Solutions Network. Raised in the rural Sierra Nevadas and the daughter of two wildland firefighters, she grew up with a deep love for the outdoors, forestry, and natural resources. During her relatively young career, she has amassed a dynamic background that spans education, program management, event coordination, curriculum development, and group facilitation. She has worked in various roles as a Conference Facilitator for the California FFA Association and the National FFA Organization, developing and delivering leadership curricula to students across California, Washington D.C., and multiple states throughout the U.S. She recently served as the Program and Membership Coordinator for the Sacramento County Farm Bureau, working to protect and improve the ability of farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture to provide a reliable supply of food and fiber through responsible stewardship of resources. In her role, she managed membership recruitment, retention and engagement activities, and oversaw programing and fundraising efforts. Angelica holds a B.S of Agricultural Education from California State University, Fresno.
What inspires you to work in leadership development?
I have always had a heart for people and building human connections. Working in leadership development provides an avenue to encourage, empower, and inspire others to become the best versions of themselves. I seek to provide a space where others feel seen and heard, and always know that they have someone in their corner rooting for them.
What’s your favorite leadership quote?
“We are all rough drafts of the people we’re still becoming.” – Bob Goff: Everybody, Always
Where are we most likely to find you when you’re not at work?
You will most likely find me baking chocolate chip cookies while listening to Taylor Swift, cheering on the SJ Sharks during hockey season, finding a new sushi place in town to try, or training for a Spartan Race.