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Ellory Monks

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Created: Monday, January 14, 2019 | Updated: Monday, April 8, 2019

Angela Murrell joins The Atlas as Head of Development

We are so pleased to announce that Angela Murrell has joined The Atlas as Head of Development!

In her new role,  Angela will be responsible for ensuring The Atlas platform creates value for all users and delivers on its mission to help cities and innovators connect to make communities safer, smarter and more sustainable.

 One of the reasons we love Angela Murrell is because she has a sense of humor 🙂

One of the reasons we love Angela Murrell is because she has a sense of humor 🙂

Want to learn more about Angela? Here’s a quick interview:

What was your first concert? Street Scene 2005 – featuring the Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, the Pixies, Black Eyed Peas. Street Scene went on during summers in San Diego from 1984 to 2009, so as a proper native I had to see what was up.

Celebrity look alike?  More like act-alike, when I dance I look like Elaine from Seinfeld.

If you could compete in the Olympics, which sport would you compete in?  Swimming…but if I’m being honest, I’m probably more capable of something dorky like curling. There’s talk of adding billiards to the Olympics in which case, I’d be into that. For now, I’ll just shark people at local dive bars.

What’s something your parents taught you? My parents taught me about long term investments in life, such as building skills and planning for the future. For example, they gave me my first computer when I was 5 – now computing is my life.

Favorite advice from mentor? “If it weren’t for bad luck I wouldn’t have any at all” – wise words from my grandpa, which taught me to be grateful for any good fortunes, but most importantly that I need to work hard to reach my goals.

Favorite meal? Good food, good drink, good company and view is ideal. Could be sushi, pizza, burgers, Italian, Indian, or tacos. Add avocado, cheese or spiciness and I’m sold on just about anything.

Why are you excited about joining The Atlas? The opportunity to work alongside bright and creative minds to find mutually beneficial solutions for cities that are interested in growing and strengthening their communities.

You can read more about Angela’s background on our About page.