Nancy Hsu is a 2021 Equal Justice Works Fellow at the National Health Law Program’s Los Angeles office.
Nancy’s fellowship project focuses on addressing access barriers to improve mental health care for low-income children and youth in California. She uses a trauma-informed strategy to collaborate with community members and service providers to assess their needs as well as the feasibility of utilizing community spaces and resources to supplement or replace existing service models. She also advocates strategically and creates training materials. Through the two-year fellowship, Nancy hopes to build a network of support to raise mental health awareness and give caretakers and service providers the tools, resources, and best practices of tele mental health care for children.
Nancy received a BA in Psychology from University of California, Berkeley, a MSW from University of California, Los Angeles, and JD from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles with a Public Interest concentration.
Before pursuing a legal career, Nancy was a child welfare social worker for many years. She was clinically trained and specialized in providing crisis intervention, dependency investigation, and clinical case management for at-risk foster children and families. Nancy attended law school as an evening student and participated in various social justice clinics, civil rights litigation practicum, and health law externships. She is admitted to practice law in California.
Nancy adores her dog Jordan and her plant babies (80 and counting). She enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts, practicing yoga, and being outdoors.