PULP Welcomes Lisa Dang, Martin Luther King Jr. Intern for Summer 2021

Malisa Dang

My name is Lisa Dang and I am thrilled to be a part of the PULP team serving as the 2021 Summer Intern.

I am rising 2L at Penn State Dickinson Law with an interest in public service and civil legal aid. I hail from Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BS in Neuroscience and Philosophy.

Prior to law school, I worked as a Clinical Researcher at Virginia Commonwealth University in the division of Hematology, Oncology, and Palliative care. In collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, I helped to develop innovative, supportive care treatments for patients with cancer. Additionally, for two years I served as an Achievement Coach and after-school mentor with Higher Achievement, a non-profit organization that closes the opportunity gap for middle school youth in underserved communities. I relished the opportunity to provide my students with a forum for self-expression and a safe environment.

My background and experiences have shaped my commitment to public service and my lifelong interest in serving at-risk communities. And as such, the opportunity to work at PULP, a diverse and inclusive environment, tackling a wide range of utility and energy matters affecting low-income residents excites me. In being selected as a Martin Luther King, Jr, Intern, I am eager to explore and help advance universal service, affordability, and consumer protection in utility under the supervision of PULP attorneys and staff.

In between work and school, I can be found playing competitive Ultimate Frisbee. Currently, I play for DC Shadow and Virginia Rebellion. I also spend a fair amount of my free time doing crossword puzzles, sharing ideas, and watching movies.