A graduate of University of Kansas in Lawrence, Angelina Garner received her bachelor’s degree in theater with a minor in African American women’s studies. Her appreciation of the arts began at an early age.
“I liked the structure and focus the arts provided for me,” Garner said. “It also gave me a creative environment to express my thoughts.”
After attending a Summer Graduate Studies Program in Theatre at England’s Oxford School of Drama, Garner took a job as education director for Chameleon Theater Company, which ultimately led to her work in the fields of youth development and out-of-school-time education. Prior to coming to the Mott Foundation, she designed and implemented out-of-school-time quality improvement systems for national youth serving organizations and state departments of education at the Forum of Youth Investment in Ypsilanti, Michigan. An alumna of the American Express Leadership Academy for Not for Profit Leaders, Garner also is a member of the National Afterschool Association and the Michigan Afterschool Association.