Angela M. Slates is a PhD student in the College of Education, Department of Education Policy and Organizational Leadership  at the University of Illinois (UIUC). Her research examines the the integration of digital/information technology in education and how community informatics can play a significant role in the development of opportunities to close digital and participation gaps for underserved, marginalized and low-income groups. 

Angela is currently a researcher and committee member for the Information City Project in partnership with Chris Hamb, Brian Bell, Noah Lenstra, Ron Williams, Ph.D., Kate Williams, Ph.D. & Abdul Akalimat, Ph.D. and in affiliation with the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Angela was a teaching assistant at the University of Illinois in the College of Education for 4 years and is currently an Instructional Learning Assistant for ATLAS (Applied Technologies for the Liberal Arts & Sciences) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Angela was born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, she moved to Los Angeles for 12 years and returned to the Champaign-Urbana to be with family. As a longtime community member, Angela has a vested interested in the sustainability of quality, digital technology supported, educational programming in the Champaign-Urbana community.