My name is Angela Rusan, I was born and raised in St Louis, Mo. I have one daughter, Angelia Word.
I attended Roosevelt High School (St Louis, Mo) graduating within 3yrs, C/O 2004. I received my Bachelor’s in Science degree in Sociology; with a minor in Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (May 2010) . I'm also certified as an Emergency Medical Technician Basic through the state of Missouri.
I have worked in the Public Safety sector for 10 years with experience as Emergency Medical Dispatcher & Emergency Medical Technician Basic. I've worked in one of the busiest urban fire department districts within the United States.
For the last three years, I have served as Corresponding Secretary for Firefighters Institute Racial Equality (FIRE) St Louis Chapter. I am the newly proud business owner of Gateway P.A.A.L.S., a subscription and referral service specifically geared towards Public Service Professionals; promoting self care, awareness and support. As well as developing community partnerships with small businesses throughout the Greater metropolitan area- St Louis City, County, Jefferson County, St Charles County and Metro East. I am aslo part of the Top Ladies of Distinction Inc E St Louis Chapter.
I utilize my knowledge of personal experience with death, grief heartache, mental illness and professional educational training to provide resources, about self care, awareness and training. I know that I am making a difference by sharing my testimony and giving a voice to this silenced community.