ANGELINE JOHNSON is a scholar and practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in community and economic development. Having served in cities throughout the U.S., she has worked with nonprofit and government agencies to build collective synergy for community change. Angeline holds a B.A. in geography and an MPA in public administration from The University of Toledo, as well as a master’s in planning from the University of Southern California. Angeline is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in spatially integrated social sciences at The University of Toledo, where she is focusing her research on quality of life disparities related to race and ethnicity, housing, income, and class.
To spark and sustain economic opportunity in low-income and underdeveloped neighborhoods, including designated Opportunity Zones, Wichita saw a need to work with a variety of stakeholders and community groups. FUSE executive fellow Angeline Johnson helped the city forge deeper partnerships with communities, improving their collective efforts to increase the vitality and quality of life for businesses and residents.