By Chris Patrick
Angela King is the new assistant director of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center. “There are two things I’m most excited about,” she says. “First, getting back into environmental law, especially coastal policy issues, which are important to me because I live in the Hampton Roads region. And second, the opportunity to work with students in a clinical setting.”
In addition to managing grants and working with state agencies and other partners, King will help teach the Center’s law students about coastal policymaking, as well as how to work with a variety of people, including policymakers, stakeholders, and scientists.
Angela comes from the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, where she served as an assistant attorney general in the Consumer Protection Section. Prior to that, she served as the executive director of the Newport News Green Foundation, and as an assistant county attorney for James City County, Virginia. She also worked with the Columbia Law School Charities Law Project.
King holds a Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University. For her bachelor’s degree she double-majored in in geography, focusing in environmental studies, and anthropology at Florida State University.
She credits growing up outside of Columbus, Indiana with her interest in environmental issues.
“Growing up in a rural area, I spent a lot of time outdoors,” she says. “So I’ve always had that connection to and interest in nature.”
Outside of her work at VCPC, King and her husband own Azzurri, an Italian Restaurant in Newport News.