Angelina “Angie” Cabrera was born in Brooklyn Heights, New York in 1927 to parents of Puerto Rican decent. She received her Bachelor’s from Fordham University. She then went on to work for the Governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Muñoz Marín. She worked for New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy as a special staff assistant and liaison for Hispanic affairs. After Kennedy’s death she went on to founded the non-profit Capital Formations which worked to link minority business owners to loan opportunities and business development. In 1972 she was a delegate at the Democratic National Convention to represent the state of New York. Cabrera worked for 10 years as the assistant deputy director for the Women’s Division for the Executive Chamber of the State of New York. She moved up in the state government and worked in the Department of Economic Development’s Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development, first as a business development specialist and later as an appointed assistant deputy commissioner. In 1998, New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani appointed Cabrera as a commissioner at New York City’s Equal Employment Practice Commission. She is also the president of her own consulting firm, Cabrera and Associates.