Angela has long felt driven to do work that has a meaningful impact in people's lives. After graduating from Colorado State University, she moved to Seattle and served two years in AmeriCorps: the first as an Overnight Supervisor at a homeless shelter for young adults, the second as a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate at the King County Prosecutor's Office. This latter experience gave her the opportunity to learn about the dynamics and complexities of domestic violence and also showed her that even a limited understanding of the law can help to empower individuals who are struggling and in crisis.
Angela worked full-time at a small law firm in Ballard while attending Seattle University School of Law in the evening. During law school, she was an Article Editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. She also completed an internship at the American Civil Liberties Union in Seattle, an internship at First Star in Washington D.C. (a policy advocacy group supporting youth in foster care), and an externship with the Honorable Mary Yu at the Washington State Supreme Court.
Angela now practices dependency law, representing parents of children who have been removed from their care by Child Protective Services. She is passionate about advocating for the reunification of families as well as assisting parents in learning to navigate an intimidating and complicated system. She feels honored to do this work and to support parents during such a challenging time in their lives.
Outside of work, Angela enjoys all things comedy and has taken a number of improv classes as well as a stand-up comedy class. She also enjoys participating in her book club, dyeing her hair a variety non-natural colors (making her easy to spot at court), volunteering with community organizations, and spending time with her husband and dogs.