Angela was born in China and immigrated to the United States in 2004. Spending the first few years in the U.S. to overcome her language barrier, she was able to graduate from Thurgood Marshall Academic High School with honors. After graduating from high school, she chose SFSU to pursue her degree in accounting. During the first two years of college, Angela only commuted back and forth to school. As a junior, she decided to change her college life by joining Ascend. She was able to grow so much from Ascend through the people that she met.