Angelica migrated from Ecuador to Norwalk, Connecticut at age 8. She stayed in-state for college to obtain her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from UConn. Shortly after graduation, Angelica knew she wanted to make a difference in music education, so she founded Intempo, an arts organization that promotes intercultural music education to those who otherwise would not have access to art and music.

With the desire to establish her organization in a city with more opportunity but also a gap in arts education, Angelica relocated to Stamford, where she currently lives and works.