Mariela Ruiz-Angel, Community Safety Department

Meet the City's Community Safety Department Coordinator

Mariela Ruiz-Angel, Community Safety Department Coordinator

Mariela Ruiz-Angel,Community Safety Department Coordinator

Mariela Ruiz-Angel is a proud Chicana and Ecuatoriana, born and raised in the border town of El Paso, TX. She understands the needs of diverse communities and works to empower, educate, and advocate for minority families. 
As the Coordinator for the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs for the City of Albuquerque in New Mexico, she ensures that OIRA follows through with its mission of advocating and promoting a city-wide culture that values the successful integration of all residents into civic, economic, and cultural life.
Although Albuquerque’s OIRA has many priorities, Mariela is currently focused on citizenship and language access initiatives. Prior to OIRA, she worked in leadership roles in various industries, including education, business development, and corporate customer relations.
Mariela holds an MBA in Human Resources and a MSW in Leadership and Administration.