Angie Weis Gammell

Angie Weis Gammell


Policy Director


Angie Weis Gammell is a nationally recognized criminal justice policy expert and currently serves as the Policy Director for the Wilson Center for Science and Justice at Duke Law. In that role, she leads the Center’s efforts to translate its research and expertise into impact and reform across its three focus areas: accuracy of evidence, equity in criminal outcomes, and behavioral health.

Prior to joining the Wilson Center, Angie was the Senior Advisor for Public Safety Policy and Operations in the Chicago Mayor’s Office where her portfolio focused on police reform, violence prevention, and gun regulation. Prior to that role, she was the General Counsel and Chief of Staff for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), which houses public safety and victim services research and grant-making for the state. At ICJIA Angie’s work touched almost all aspects of Illinois’ public safety system. The organization helped shape broad changes in victim services, sentencing, and state and local criminal justice during her tenure. Angie started her career as a litigation associate at Sidley Austin LLP, where she maintained an active pro bono criminal appellate practice.  Angie has been involved with the John Howard Association of Illinois — a nonpartisan prison watchdog organization — for over a decade and currently serves as a member of their Board of Directors.

Angie received her BSM magna cum laude from Tulane University with majors in Finance and Legal Studies in Business. She received her JD cum laude from Duke University School of Law, where she was an Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal.