Angela Taricco graduated from WPI with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Science, and received a Master of Education in Secondary Education from Fitchburg State University. Taricco joined the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science at WPI in 2014 as a teacher of Computer Science focusing on project-based learning and problem solving through programming. She successfully continues to implement the Apps for Good program as part of the curricular and has had two student-driven mobile applications recognized as district winners of the Congressional App Challenge. She organizes and facilitates teams of student participants in the Air Force Association CyberPatriot Competition and American Computer Science League Contest. She also continues to mentor and challenge students as part of the Programming Team. In addition, Taricco has been leading and organizing the Computer Quest summer program, designed for middle school students to gain exposure to computational thinking and programming concepts.
Prior to teaching, she worked as a lead software engineer doing research and development in the area of distributed information systems and military operations planning and has co-authored six publications that have appeared in conference proceedings related to distributed sensor fusion and information pedigree.