Angelica “Angie” Ford was born and raised in Panama City, Panama in 1966. She moved to the United States to go to college in 1985 on a basketball scholarship. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans in December, 1988. She then went on to get her Master’s degree in Computer Science at Howard University in Washington, DC in 1990. In 1996, she was nominated for the “Black Engineer of the Year Award” sponsored by Council of Engineering Deans of HBCU, Mobil Corporation and U.S. Black Engineer Magazine. That same year she was featured in the Black Collegian Magazine, as an outstanding engineer in the field of telecommunications. Angie is also a member of Zeta Phi Rho chapter Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society from Xavier University.
Angie is currently the Director of PMO/Operations for Latin America at iconectiv. She has been working in software development for the telecommunications industry since she left college in 1988. She has worked and lived abroad in Argentina, Chile, India, Mexico, Peru and Thailand. She is a member of the prestigious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the founder of DOWAP (Dining Out With A Purpose). She has dedicated her personal life to giving back to her community and helping others. Angie enjoys traveling and seeing the world. Among other of her hobbies is cycling, hiking, photography and writing. She took up writing a few years ago after taking several life changing trips and work assignments abroad as an expat. In order to describe her photographs, she decided to tell short stories about her travel experiences. This evolved into a love for expressing herself through words and was the seed for writing this book about her beautiful Mami. Angie hopes that by sharing her experience of her relationship with Mami she will help anyone to forge strong bonds not only with their Mother, but with anyone they have an opportunity to spend significant time with.