Born in southern California to parents who were active in local politics and the public school Parent-Teacher Association, Laurel D’Angelo was raised with the understanding that education is a great equalizer, and provides an opportunity to close the gap of social and economic inequality. Laurel attended University in San Francisco, and was active with the National Organization for Women, The San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, Second Harvest Food Bank, and other non-profit organizations. After a 25-year career in Marketing, with 15 years in Product Marketing at Adobe Systems, Inc., Laurel traveled extensively, and moved to Todos Santos full-time in 2016. Amazed by the incredible work accomplished by the many volunteers at The Palapa Society, she started volunteering with the annual 5k Run, Tianguis, and Historic Home Tour events, and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2017. She hopes that the variety of educational programs offered by The Palapa Society will help ensure that local Mexican families not only benefit from the rapid changes in the community, but that they are leading positive progress in the future.
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