With a background in Psychology and Sociology, Angel Griego is well-versed in the complexities of human behavior and its impact on the environment.
While completing her studies at the University of Utah, Angel worked as a research assistant for two years, studying Environmental Justice and its intersection with diverse communities. Despite her love for academic research, she felt that her work wasn't having enough of a direct impact. This led her to join United Way of Northern Utah as an Americorps VISTA, where she gained valuable insights into the workings of non-profit organizations.
Angel's passion for environmental conservation and social justice has brought her to Ecology Project International, where she is excited to merge her interests in non-profit work with her desire to make a difference in the world in the role of Development Assistant. She believes in the empowering and educational approach of EPI in promoting environmental conservation and is proud to be a part of such a meaningful organization.
Angel has also made significant contributions to the field of Environmental Justice through her lead authorship and co-authorship of several academic papers. Her work has explored topics such as Hurricane disaster recovery, air pollution, and the impact of greenspace access on academic proficiency. With her unique combination of academic knowledge and hands-on experience, Angel is well-equipped to make a positive impact at Ecology Project International.