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 Anuncia Donecia Songsong

Manglona Lab

for Gender and Economic Equity


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About the Manglona Lab

What We Do

The Anuncia Donecia Songsong Manglona Lab for Gender and Economic Equity at Penn State Law creates opportunities for Penn State Law students to learn about the past and present of gender and economic equity in law. Students contribute to Manglona Lab's economic equity research initiatives, litigation matters, and externships. In the Lab's litigation clinic, the faculty and students of Manglona Lab represent primarily appellate plaintiffs seeking economic justice in the courts.  Manglona Lab externships match (and financially sponsor) PSL students working with organizations focused on gender equity legal work for course credit. 

If you are a Penn State Law student interested in spending a semester in a gender equity externship, please contact Prof. Andrea Matwyshyn - andreamm [at] Manglona Lab litigation initiatives and a co-curricular clinical class will launch in January 2022.

Our History

The Manglona Lab at Penn State Law was founded in February 2021 with an endowed gift from hacker and entrepreneur Katie Moussouris, the daughter of Anuncia Donecia Songsong Manglona, through the Pay Equity Now Foundation to honor the memory of her late mother, Anuncia Donecia Songsong Manglona, who faced her own struggles with gender and racial discrimination during her career as a Chamorro scientist working on in vitro fertilization and stem cell research.

How You Can Help

The Manglona Lab is supported through donations of all sizes. If you would like to support our mission, please donateThe Manglona Lab hopes to expand its offerings to include entrepreneurship services. If you would like to make an endowed gift to support this expansion or to otherwise financially assist with a targeted expansion of the Lab's services, please contact the Manglona Lab's faculty director, Prof. Andrea Matwyshyn at



How we can help

If you are interested in learning more about working with the Manglona Lab on your appellate case, a potential client intake form will be available after September 1, 2021. 




The Manglona Lab is currently seeking an executive director. To apply for this position, please follow the process explained in the job listing

The Founding Faculty Director of Manglona Lab is
Prof. Andrea Matwyshyn.
The Manglona Lab is a sister effort to the
Penn State PILOT lab.

Affiliated faculty:

Prof. Margaret Hu
Prof. Dara Purvis
Prof. Alexandra Staub 
Prof. Michele Vollmer




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