Yuwen 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. She received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, where she double majored in Sociology and Public Health (with a concentration in Health Policy & Management).
Yuwen is passionate about the intersection between health equity and law, particularly issues related to disability and housing. At Johns Hopkins University, she completed an honors thesis in Sociology; the thesis quantitatively analyzed the relationships between government assistance, housing, and disability among older adults. In the Hopkins community, Yuwen also served as an Economics tutor, Executive Board member of the Johns Hopkins Model UN Club, and Research Assistant of the Poverty & Inequality Research Lab.
Previously, Yuwen interned at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section. At the U.S. DOJ, she worked closely with attorneys to tackle complaints and cases related to disability, education, housing, and child services. Additionally, she has worked at Disability Rights Maryland, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the American Bar Association (ABA). At the ABA, Yuwen drafted a letter on behalf of then ABA President, Patricia Refo, urging the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to release its report on how COVID-19 has impacted Native American communities.
In her free time, Yuwen enjoys dancing, hiking, doing yoga, and cooking new dishes. She is from Orange County, California.
Yuwen is currently on a two-year deferral from the University of Chicago Law School.
- B.A., Johns Hopkins University