Padma Veeru-Collings '94
Padma Veeru-Collings (BYU JD 1994/MPA 1996) was appointed Salt Lake City chief prosecutor by mayor Ralph Becker.
A native of Malaysia and now a U.S. citizen, she's worked in the city prosecutor's office for 13 years. Her focus for the past decade has been domestic violence and stalking cases.
See: "Mayor Names New Chief Prosecutor: Veteran Prosecutor Padma Veeru-Collings Replaces Sam Gill," Salt Lake City press release, March 10, 2011
"Mayor Ralph Becker Names New Salt Lake City Prosecutor," Deseret News, March 10, 2011
Cimaron Neugebauer, "SLC Names New Chief Prosecutor," Salt Lake Tribune, March 10, 2011
Also, a recent (longer) summary of her professional career was made when she applied to serve on the Kaysville City Council in January, but was not selected. See: Kaysville City Council Meeting Minutes, Jan. 25, 2011
Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office webpage: http://www.slcgov.com/Prosecutor/