Angela's current participation in the African studies masters program was partly inspired by the public health research she did in Ethiopia, assessing hypertension and diabetes prevalence. Prior to graduate school, she also earned a molecular and cellular biology BS degree and conducted biomedical research for several years. Her health and sciences background was the first academic lens through which she was able to view Africa.
Angela is now determined to learn more about the social, political, historical, and literary aspects of African societies, which are inextricably linked to health and well-being. Along with healthcare inequality, her academic interests include anti-colonial movements, pan Africanism, Black American genetic ancestry politics, as well as conceptions of race and genetics in Africa and the United States. She is currently learning Twi, and plans to live in Ghana for some time before making her next steps.