Angelique is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and has dedicated her professional career in service to tribal communities. As the Chief Executive Officer of Native Forward, she leads the Nation’s largest direct scholarship provider to Native students which has provided over $350 million in direct scholarships to students from over 500 Tribes in all 50 states.
She has over 25 years of experience as a Tribal leader in nonprofit, philanthropy, business, and government industries. Prior to her work at Native Forward, Angelique served as the Executive Director of Salish Kootenai College Foundation and Associate Director of the National American Indian Business Leaders Organization. Her roles in philanthropy, include the Lead Native American Program Officer for the Beaumont Foundation of America, and External Grant Reviewer for the Case Foundation. She has owned her own business and assisted in running various Tribal enterprises. Angelique’s early career began by serving her own Tribe as a Legal Intern, Court Appointed Special Advocate, and Chief Juvenile Probation Officer.
She currently serves as a member of the Obama Foundation’s MBK Alliance Advisory Council. Additionally, she serves as an advisory board member of Gonzaga Universities MBA-AIE Program, and most recently was appointed to the Board of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation. Angelique has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Salish Kootenai College and a Master of Business Administration with a special emphasis in American Indian Entrepreneurship from Gonzaga University.