Shannon Wong is the director of the Lower Hudson Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union, where she organizes legal, educational and community outreach. Her experience with legislative advocacy contributed to the successful passage of paid family leave and public defense reform in New York State.
Prior to joining the NYCLU in 2015, Wong served as an Orange County legislator, where she led campaigns to stop the expansion of asset forfeiture and to limit the shackling of pregnant women in jail. As legislative director for the YWCAs of New York State, Wong worked tirelessly on the Women’s Equality Agenda. Previously, Wong was the policy and communication specialist for the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She is currently a board member for Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley.
Wong holds a Masters in Social Work with a focus on public policy and community organizing from the University of Pennsylvania and indulges in reading books recommended by her twin teenage daughters.