Angela is the head of Finance and Strategy at Focus Global Inc, a marketing and distribution company selling consumer goods and high-end home furnishings. Her accounting and finance team enables data-driven decision making to execute on business strategy with accurate, reliable, and real-time financial metrics.
Angela was the former head of Artificial Intelligence and acting Chief of Staff to the CEO at Skycatch, a venture-backed commercial drone startup based in San Francisco, California. Skycatch’s goal is to build autonomous drones to turn the physical world into an indexed database of quantitative information.
Angela graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Computer Science focusing on Artificial Intelligence and an M.S. in Management Science & Engineering. She was the Co-President of Stanford’s student entrepreneurship organization BASES and designed products and services for the world’s poorest 90% as part of the Design for Extreme Affordability cohort.
Her previous work on Deep Learning focused on education. She presented at Women in Machine Learning in 2016 and published a paper at the Educational Data Mining Conference in 2017.
Angela’s goal is to apply artificial intelligence to social challenges in developing countries – from jobsites to disaster relief, especially in her home country the Philippines.
Angela loves all things food. She was the CTO and co-founder of a food platform marketplace and had a stint as a pastry chef in Florence, Italy.