Angel has devoted his career to education access and policies that create social change for diverse communities, such as Latino, Dominican, Black, LGBTQ+, and immigrant communities.
He serves as the Senior Policy Advisor for the United Federation of Teachers (Legislation Department), which represents over 190,000 educators in NYC. He is the Second Vice-Chair of the Manhattan Community Board 12 in Washington Heights and Inwood, and he is the Vice-Chair of the Licensing Committee.
Angel is the Board Chair of La Unidad Latina Foundation, which provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate Latino students and college access programs for first-generation high school students.
Angel is an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, and he began his career as a middle school teacher before becoming a policy analyst in the New York State Senate. He served as Chief of Staff to the first Dominican woman elected to the state senate. Angel holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University.