Since joining UNT in 2015, Angie has been immersed in important work that keeps her days packed. This associate professor and director of the undergraduate minor in counseling also heads two programs she created from grants -- the Integrated Care and Behavioral Health Project (@icbhproject on Twitter) and UNT Classic (@UNTClassic) -- that focus on increasing access to mental health services for underserved communities. During the last year, she has worked as a fellow in the Office for Faculty Success to help develop and implement the Anti-Bias and Cultural Awareness Program that began in the fall of 2020. When she does exhale, you might catch her enjoying her favorite Thai meal, singing and dancing to her favorite Whitney Houston tune or relaxing to her all-time favorite TV drama that these days at least she doesn't have to record on her -- gulp! -- VCR anymore. One more thing: Catch her at the right time and you might think you're seeing double.
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
My favorite thing about my job is helping to make mental health services more accessible for underserved communities, and the look on my students' faces when they begin to understand that they make a difference in the lives of people.
What employee benefit or activity would you like to see added to UNT World
Maybe a fun video on how to shovel snow or the proper way to build a snowman in case we have another Dallaska/Snowmageddon winter storm.
What is your proudest work moment?
My proudest work moment was being named UNT's inaugural Presidential Early Career Professor for 2017-18.
What is your proudest non-work moment?
My proudest non work moment is being a mother to the most amazing kid in the world, Bradley (7 years old - pictured above).
What is a fact about you that may surprise your colleagues?
I have a twin sister and her name is Angela. I am one minute older than she is and although our names are very similar, they are different. My actual name is Angie not short for Angela because her name is Angela.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE...
TV show: I love all things Shonda Rhimes, but I am a huge Greys Anatomy fan. I've been a fan since the first season when I would rush home to watch or record on my VCR before the DVR and playback.
Restaurant: Thai Square in Denton. I absolutely love the Khoa Soi; I try to eat it at least once a week.
Song: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston. It's hard to be upset or sad listening to that song. It literally makes me get up and dance, while also singing as loud as I can.