Annabelle Wang is a Legal Assistant in the New York Office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. Annabelle received her B.A. with General Honors from Vassar College, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Economics. She was also awarded the Julia Flitner Lamb Prize for excellence in Political Science.
During her time in college, Annabelle became a staunch advocate for AAPI rights after serving as a member of Vassar’s Asian American Studies Working Group (VASAM), a student-run coalition that works to promote more Critical Ethnic Studies in the College’s curricula and establish an Asian American Studies Department. For her senior project, Annabelle directed and facilitated a reenactment of the Vincent Chin murder trials with material sourced from the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY). The Vincent Chin hate crime case was the first time the US federal government had ever pursued a civil rights claim on behalf of an Asian American person, and the trials helped galvanize the Asian American civil rights movement. Vincent Chin’s story is what heavily inspired Annabelle to pursue a meaningful career in law and advocate for those often underrepresented in society.
Annabelle has also served as an intern at the District Office of Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro, a Political Science and Economics Research Assistant at Vassar, the Class of ’23 Judicial Board Representative for Vassar’s Student Association (VSA), and was also Senior Editor for Vassar’s student-run newspaper The Miscellany News.
Annabelle hopes to attend law school in the future.
- B.A., Vassar College