Angeles Godinez-Valencia is an Education Program Manager for Centro Cultural where she builds partnerships and develops a STEAM curriculum that sparks K-12 grade students’ interest and confidence. Having worked with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); youth from marginalized communities; and non-traditional students, she has the skills to effectively advocate for the underrepresented voices that are currently lacking in education systems. Angeles has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Physics and a Minor in Math. Having worked in a Physics and Robotics lab, she’s presented her research at the Virginia Tech Women in Physics conference and Landmark Research Conference. Outside her work hours, Angeles is dedicated to helping her community by volunteering her time as a Cornelius City Councilor and at Neil Armstrong Middle School & Tom McCall Upper Elementary, where she helps in their science after school programs. Angeles joined Northwest Academy in 2020 as the high school engineering & design teacher.