Angela (Sander) Garza

Associate Researcher

Angela Garza is an Associate Researcher at Chapin Hall. She uses qualitative methods to assess programs focused on connecting youth and families to social support services. She also plays a key project management role for several projects across the organization, including the Mitigating Toxic Stress project, the Upstream pilot projects, and the Elevating Family Assets project. Garza previously worked on qualitative data collection and analysis for multiple projects at Chapin Hall, including the City Year Chicago Evaluation, the Fussy Baby Network FAN Evaluation, the NL READS Evaluation, and the Duke Endowment Grant Making Review.

Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Garza worked as a Program Assistant for the University of Chicago’s Upward Bound program. She also worked as an AmeriCorps member for City Year Chicago, where she served sixth through eighth grade students in an English/Language Arts classroom in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

Garza is a graduate of the Master of Arts program in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. Her coursework focused on education policy, education reform, and qualitative methods. Prior to attending the University of Chicago, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at Case Western Reserve University.

Master of Arts in Social Sciences, University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Case Western Reserve University