A passionate Australian Republican from a very young age, Angela began campaigning for a republic at high school by giving a speech to a local service club, horrifying the audience by holding an Australian flag with the Union Jack covered over!
After this inauspicious beginning, Angela went on to do a combined honours degree in Gender Studies and Political Science, and became Women’s Adviser to a former Tasmanian Minister for Women. This led to almost a decade of working in political offices in Tasmania and Victoria.
After almost ten years working in politics Angela founded Awake Consulting, which specialises in marketing, PR and events management. She is also on the board of the Tasmanian Women's Legal Service, and is still annoyed that she was a couple of years too young to vote in the 1999 referendum.