Angel Reed was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Georgetown University in May 2021, where she double majored in African American Studies and Sociology. In pursuit of her Sociology degree, Angel completed a thesis that analyzed the implications of professors’ use of racial slurs in academic contexts.
During her time at Georgetown, Angel served as the President of the Black Student Alliance, the Secretary of the Minority Pre-Law Association, and the Dialogues Coordinator of the Black House. In these roles, she organized weekly programs that cultivated community, promoted resources, and celebrated Black culture at a predominantly white institution. Angel also met regularly with Georgetown administration to advocate for the needs of marginalized students and create a more equitable campus. She is a proud first-generation college graduate and a mentor within the Georgetown Scholars Program, in which she aids first-generation, low-income students in their transition from high school to college.
Throughout undergrad, Angel worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Reed in the Department of Government. In this role, she conducted research about the impacts of tracking in schools and restorative justice practices on marginalized youth, and she edited book chapters for Professor Reed’s upcoming publication. Furthermore, Angel interned with Organizing Neighborhood Equity, where she compiled rent relief resources during the height of the pandemic to distribute to hundreds of low-income residents throughout D.C., particularly in Wards 7 and 8.
At Penn Carey Law, Angel serves on the Executive Board of the Black Law Students Association as the Community Service Chair. She is also an E&I Fellow, where she leads small-group discussion sessions about equity and inclusion for first-year law students. Furthermore, she is working alongside Professor Cara McClellan to develop the ARC Justice Clinic, a racial and civil justice clinical opportunity that will launch in the spring.
This past summer, Angel conducted research for Professor Cary Coglianese, the Director of the Penn Program on Regulation. Next summer, she will be splitting her time as a Summer Associate between King & Spalding’s Atlanta office and Dechert’s Philadelphia office.
Angel is humbled to pursue her legal education in honor of trailblazer Dr. Sadie T. M. Alexander, and she is excited to explore new opportunities in this upcoming chapter of her career.