Angela Tovar has worked as a community planner, advocate, and non-profit manager for over 10 years. She currently serves as the director of community development for The POINT CDC, a non-profit organization located in the South Bronx. In her current position, Angela oversees community partnerships, advocacy, and environmental justice efforts, including the development of a community-based climate resiliency plan. Prior to joining The POINT CDC, Angela spent 4 years at Sustainable South Bronx as the director of policy and research, where she managed the organization’s policy and community greening programs. Angela has also worked as a research fellow for The Center for Community Planning and Development at Hunter College and served as a senior manager of corporate volunteerism for Chicago Cares, where she coordinated large-scale community volunteer projects for companies, including Target, Home Depot, and Deloitte. Angela’s passion for social and environmental justice stems from her experience growing up on the industrial waterfront of Lake Michigan on Chicago’s south side. She holds a BA in urban studies from the College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC, and a master’s degree in urban planning from Hunter College in New York City.