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Angela Chang '08

Interest in Mental Health Law

Angela Chang graduated from the Ohio State University with a double major in Marketing and International Business. Subsequently, she spent time providing living assistance for adults with mental and physical disabilities, as well as working as an Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist for a child with autism. Her interest in advocacy for persons with mental health issues has developed through this experience, as well as a number of personal experiences throughout her life.

Angela graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in May 2008. She currently is a Deputy State Public Defender at the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where she is a criminal defense attorney for the accused who cannot afford legal representation. Her time as a Weaver Fellow has enhanced her ability to represent and advocate for her clients, many of whom suffer from mental health conditions and are caught in the criminal system as a result.