Angélica S. Gutiérrez

Raised in Lincoln Heights by a single mother in a Spanish-speaking household, the odds were against Angélica becoming a successful student. Beginning her academic journey as an English Learner, school officials soon informed her mother that Angélica had a learning disability. Confident that the perceived “disability” was simply the language barrier, Angélica’s mother exchanged cooking and housework for tutoring services and, by the fourth grade, Angélica was fluent in English, going on to be very successful throughout her academic career.

After completing her Master’s in Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Angélica returned to UCLA to earn her Ph.D. from the Anderson School of Business Management. Recently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity, Dr. Gutierrez has returned to her serve her community at Loyola Marymount University—one of TELACU’s longstanding educational partners. She will continue her research and teaching pursuits as a tenure-tracked professor—one of the select few Latinas teaching at a U.S. business school.

Dr. Gutiérrez is passionate about inspiring and supporting ethnic minorities to pursue undergraduate and graduate business degrees, and to diversify Corporate America at the highest levels.

Despite her rigorous work load, Dr. Gutiérrez devotes much personal time to empowering students through organizations such as the UCLA Riordan Programs’ Saturday Business Academy and the TELACU Education Foundation.

An alumna of the TELACU Education Foundation’s College Success Program, and a four-time recipient of The David C. Lizárraga Fellowship, Angélica has also received awards from the Gerald R. Ford School Graduate Fellowship, the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Professionally, Dr. Gutiérrez was recently selected as one of the first “Next Generation Latinas” by Latina Magazine and recognized as one of the first “Latinas of Influence” by Hispanic Lifestyle for her accomplishments and community service.