Angie Jiménez is a Senior Attorney on the Justice and Equity team focusing her efforts on the Debt Free Justice Campaign. To advance Debt Free Justice's mission to abolish court fines and fees imposed on youth, Angie works to build coalitions and advocate for policy reform efforts in several states to disrupt harmful system practices that target youth and youth of color in particular.
Angie has over 15 years of combined experience of legal advocacy, communications, and public policy. She served as vice president of grants, legal and compliance with Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness, an organization working to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities for youth and families in Illinois. Angie also held policy and communication roles at the Illinois Collaboration on Youth, was a Guardian ad Litem at Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, and worked as a staff attorney at FRIENDS, Inc. Angie also has experience as assistant editor and reporter for Latina Voices, Extra Bilingual Community News, and AustinTalks.
Angie is from Chicago and stays closely connected with family in the U.S. and Mexico from which her maternal and paternal grandparents immigrated. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and running, occasionally training for 5Ks. She’s always open to restaurant recommendations for her trips.