Angeles Zavala was born to Mexican immigrant parents and grew up in Southeast Los Angeles. Rooted in environmental justice and music as resistance, she has been involved for the past 10 years in community organizing. Angeles started off as a youth intern with Communities for a Better Environment then moved on to work alongside Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice as well as with other social justice organizations and networks. She currently resides in Montebello. In her spare time she is an active musician.