Annabel R. Chang

Job title: 
Head of State Policy & Government Relations, Waymo

National Advisory Council: 2016

Annabel R. Chang is Head of State Policy & Government Relations at Waymo, an autonomous driving technology company creating a new way forward in mobility. Prior to joining Waymo, she was a corporate officer with Alaska Airlines, serving as the Vice President, Bay Area, where she shaped and executed Alaska Airlines' strategic external relations, local government advocacy and community relations efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She also provided local support and insight for the company's sales and marketing efforts in the Bay Area.  Prior to joining Alaska Airlines, Annabel previously served as the Director of Public Policy for Lyft where she worked on cutting edge public policy work on the sharing economy, tech policy, and autonomous vehicles. Before joining Lyft, Annabel prosecuted cases at the San Francisco District Attorney’s office and litigated at one of San Francisco’s largest firms, Morrison & Foerster. Prior to practicing law, Annabel worked as a legislative staffer for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in Washington, DC and served as a Jesse Unruh California State Assembly fellow in Sacramento, California. Annabel has a Juris Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. In law school, Annabel served as an Articles Editor at the The Washington University Law Review. While at UC Berkeley, Annabel worked with Professor Bruce Cain in researching California elections at the Institute of Governmental Studies and served as a Teacher’s Assistant for Campaign Strategy and Management with Professor Dan Schnur.