Assoc. Director of Finance & Operations

Head shot of Angela in a green-blue sweater and shoulder-length curly brown hair, smiling at the camera.

Angela Armendariz, Ph.D., brings a diverse skill set and passion for nonprofit operations and management to her role at WOEIP. A scientist by training, with strong management experience, she has previously overseen the Life Sciences lab at the Exploratorium science museum; served as the Director of Operations at Genspace, a community biology lab; and was most recently the Deputy Director of Upward Roots, an Oakland-based nonprofit enabling youth-led community service.

Angela cares deeply about social justice, access to science, and community engagement and is excited to bring her nonprofit operations, finance and HR management skills to help WOEIP achieve its mission.

She has over ten years of research experience in molecular biology laboratories, and has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and conducted postdoctoral work at Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Institute. Away from the office you can find Angela hiking in the East Bay Hills.