Meet Angelica Guzman Andrade
Please help us welcome our new assistant, Angelica Guzman Andrade. She goes by Angie.
Angie was born in Phoenix, but was raised in Basalt from an early age, meaning she knows what it’s like to grow up in the Roaring Fork Valley.
“I loved living there in such a small, safe, and beautiful mountain town,” she said of her childhood in Basalt.
Angie’s parents immigrated to the Roaring Fork Valley from Nayarit and Jalisco, and her family was among those displaced when Basalt’s Town Council shut down the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park. She ended up graduating from Glenwood Springs High School and is now a first-generation, 2022 graduate of Colorado State University.
At CSU Angie earned a bachelor’s degree in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability. During her time in Fort Collins, Angie also worked at the Academic Advancement Center as their Student Event and Media Coordinator and served as the Vice President of United Woman of Color club.
“I am passionate about how I can help improve the lives of people and the environments they live in,” she said of what appeals to her about her work with Voces Unidas de las Montañas and Voces Unidas Action Fund.
In her new role, Angie serves as Assistant to President and CEO, Alex Sánchez, while also providing support to the Board of Directors, management team, and overseeing office operations.
The role appeals to her, she said, because she gets to “learn even more about how an organization is run, which I am very interested in as I hope to one day be a CEO! This opportunity is going to provide growth in my skills to problem solve, be a professional,
and be more confident.”
Angie is not one to sit still. When not being a self-described “boss woman,” you can catch her hiking, swimming in rivers, going on walks with her dog, going to concerts, dancing, eating delicious food, or sitting at a park reading or painting!