Anna Van Pelt
Anna Van Pelt is an Assistant Director of the Center for Professional & Leadership Development. As Assistant Director, Ms. Van Pelt provides professional development coaching for students, and manages CPLD events and programs.
After graduating from the UW School of Law in 2005, Ms. Van Pelt clerked for the Honorable Judge Thomas J. Wynne of the Snohomish County Superior Court before joining the Snohomish County Public Defender Association. As a public defender, Ms. Van Pelt represented over 1,500 clients, often utilizing her Spanish language skills to help her clients navigate the criminal justice system.
Ms. Van Pelt is also a certified mediator and trained in large group facilitation. She is an active volunteer mediator with the Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish and Island Counties.
In her spare time, Ms. Van Pelt enjoys working with many local nonprofits around formation, board development, fundraising, grant writing, employment, and other legal issues.