Angela (Angie) Schaffer is an international educator, grants professional, and entrepreneur. Angie grew up in Baltimore City and was a first-generation college graduate. At Goucher College, where Angie earned a B.A. in International Relations, she served as Director of Sponsored Research and Corporate & Foundation Relations and Assistant Director of International Studies. Between her positions with Goucher, Angie served as Senior Director of Program Development at Cultural Vistas. Angie also served as ARO and Program Officer with TPG Cultural Exchange, a J-1 Teacher Visitor sponsor. She started her career in education abroad at the University of Maryland, and holds a Master of Arts degree in International Education Policy.
Throughout her studies and career, Angela has focused on underrepresented students and issues that affect people in or from primarily urban areas. She has convinced many friends and colleagues to support efforts to establish scholarships and funding for young people to study abroad. She has written several articles about the value of experiential learning and exchange, and has led education abroad programs and workshops in Japan, India, and South Africa. In Summer 2019, Angie co-led a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad for Baltimore-area educators to Rwanda and Mauritius.
Angie is a graduate of the Moms as Entrepreneurs Academy and is co-founder of a childcare collective, Red Wagon Baltimore. As the founder of A2Z Ventures, a cross-cultural training and international education consulting LLC, Angie supported nonprofits by providing a variety of services, including grant writing & revising, strategic planning, development strategy consulting, intercultural & educational training, and program and project management. She served as Vice President of Communications and Outreach for BMore Abroad. Angie currently lives in Baltimore City with her family.