Lily S. Chang

LILLY_014 2Lily S. Chang
Director of Development & Community Partnerships

“Storytelling is healing and empowerment. When a woman finds her voice, she is free, and this freedom shifts the world’s dynamics.”

Where Lily got her girl power: Lily brings to Girl Be Heard her experience in law and public interest advocacy. She was previously a Litigation Associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, Of Counsel at South Brooklyn Legal Services, and a Dewey & LeBoeuf Fellow at Earthjustice. She also worked at the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C., and served on the Board of Directors for the Chinese American Education Association in California. Lily received her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2007, where she was Staff Development Editor for the Review of Law and Social Change. She earned B.A.s in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, where she published an inaugural article in the UCI Law Forum Journal.

How Lily has been staging the revolution: Through her private and public legal practice, Lily has advocated for women on a wide variety of issues. Lily has defended women in family law cases involving domestic violence, immigration cases for women seeking political asylum, and housing cases protecting women’s rights to utilize Section 8 vouchers and otherwise preventing their wrongful eviction. She also has a keen interest in environmental toxins and has worked on campaigns to further industry disclosure of chemical identities, including in women’s cosmetics. She now finds her home at Girl Be Heard, where she applies her passion for writing and empowering women to championing the revolution.

When Lily isn’t staging the revolution she enjoys cooking her way through her cookbook collection, exploring restaurants with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, writing about said adventures, and singing karaoke with utter abandon.

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