Angelique Kane’s home base is the land of the Susquehannock (suh·skwuh·ha·naak) and Piscataway (puh·ska·tuh·way) tribes which is presently known as Baltimore, MD. She is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Champion and Early Childhood Research Professional with a background in Human Services. Currently, she is employed as the Equity Coordinator for the Parent, Infant & Early Childhood program at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, MD and as a Racial Equity Specialist at the Indigo Cultural Center in Phoenix, AZ. She provides training, technical assistance, and workforce development within behavioral health, early childhood, and family-serving systems. She believes that positive social-emotional learning in early childhood is a proactive public health strategy and remains committed to systems that elevate social justice while centering Trauma-Responsive care and solutions. Angelique is an active citizen and models her service after the “sankofa” principle which simply means to reach back into the past to use the lessons learned to effect positive change in the future. She has served as President of the Parent Teacher Organization at Waverly Elementary/Middle School, Founding Co-Chair of the School Family Council at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Board Vice President of the Baltimore Family Alliance, and as Secretary of the DC-Metro Affiliate Chapter of the National Black Child Development Institute. Angelique enjoys reading, traveling, watching reality TV, and spending time with family and friends at neighborhood festivals and street fairs.