Anna Wang is the Associate Dean for Public Service and Public Interest Law. She oversees and develops many of the Levin Center’s programs, engages in external relations and fundraising, and provides career advising to law students and alumni. Before this role, Anna was the executive director of the Levin Center from 2009 to 2023. For most of her career, she has focused on building a robust pipeline to grow the public interest legal community, which includes introducing students to public service careers, connecting students to mentors, helping young lawyers identify professional goals that align with their personal values, and teaching them how to navigate the market.
Anna first joined Stanford Law School in 2004 after three years as the first Executive Director of Vision New America, a nonprofit civic leadership development organization in Silicon Valley. In addition to guiding the organization’s development, she implemented nonpartisan voter education and registration efforts, launched leadership training programs, and developed a highly successful public policy internship program targeting high school and college students. Moreover, as the only full-time employee during her tenure, Anna handled a wide array of tasks, including program design and implementation, community outreach, grant writing, newsletter design and publication, website development, media relations, strategic planning, major event planning, and volunteer recruitment.
Anna received her BA with honors from UCLA and a JD from UC Berkeley School of Law. She is a member of the California Bar. Anna serves on the Board of Directors of Chinese for Affirmative Action, a nonprofit in San Francisco that works to strengthen and sustain a progressive Asian and Pacific American movement through community organizing and policy advocacy. She previously served as a member and co-chair of the Stanford University Board on Conduct Affairs (previously known as the Board on Judicial Affairs) from 2017-2023.