Angela Bruce-Raeburn is currently serving as Associate Director for Advocacy at the Global Health Advocacy Incubator. Previously, Mrs. Bruce-Raeburn worked as the Senior Policy Advisor for the Humanitarian Response in Haiti at Oxfam in the aftermath of the earthquake in 2010. Prior to joining Oxfam, Angela was the President of Junior Achievement of Sacramento Inc.
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Angela grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Her immigrant experience drove her interest and commitment to choosing a career where she would be able to impact and improve the lives of people living in the developing world. Intrigued with politics, Angela majored in political science at Lincoln University (the oldest HBCU or Historically Black College/University) where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree. In 1992, Angela returned to Trinidad to pursue a post-graduate Diploma in International Relations at The University of the West Indies.
Angela was selected by the Rotary Foundation to receive a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship for graduate study in Peace Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Upon completion of the degree in 2005, She received a Rotary World Peace Fellowship to study Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford in England completing that degree in 2006.
Returning to the US, Angela headed straight to Washington DC to accept a Congressional Black Caucus Fellowship and went to work in the Office of then CBC Chairperson Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick from Michigan. Angela focused on human trafficking and modern day slavery.
Fluent in French, Angela holds three Masters Degrees, in Public Administration, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Mrs. Bruce-Raeburn has been married for twenty-six years to Dr. Alan Raeburn who hails from Tobago - the smaller of the twin island republic and a practicing Veterinarian. The couple makes their home in Rockville, Maryland with their three sons Zachary (24), Zion (19), Zidane (17), and their dog Bamboo.
Ms. Bruce-Raeburn is the founding principal of DiverseDev – an organization dedicated to starting conversations about diversity and inclusion while challenging the power imbalance in the development sector.