Department: Human Rights

Program Director, Human Rights

Angie Junck

Angie Junck is the director of the Human Rights program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Angie was the director of Immigrant Defense Programs and Supervising Attorney at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) for over 13 years. In that role, she led a state and federal policy agenda and programs on crim/imm, immigration enforcement,… Continue Reading

Chhandasi Pandya Patel

Chhandasi Pandya Patel is a program officer for the Human Rights program at the Heising-Simons Foundation, where she focuses on immigrants’ rights grantmaking, and on the criminalization of immigrants. She previously worked on immigrant integration policy and demography at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington DC. Earlier in her career, she served as a program… Continue Reading

Justine Choy

Justine Choy is a program officer for the Human Rights program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Justine served as the director of grantmaking at The Health Trust, and held program officer positions at The California Endowment, Peninsula Community Foundation, and Koret Foundation. She earned a master’s degree in public… Continue Reading

Peggy Chang

Peggy Chang is a program associate for Human Rights at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2015, Peggy was an associate consultant with VIVA Strategy + Communications, where she managed a zero-to-eight collective impact initiative. Other experiences include nonprofit fundraising and behavioral therapy to children with autism. Peggy received her master’s degree in… Continue Reading