Alissa Robbins is an undergraduate student at Georgia State University. She is double-majoring in Journalism and Women’s Studies with a minor in Public Policy. Before joining SPARK as the Communications/Programs intern, Alissa held the public policy internship at Planned Parenthood Southeast. After securing the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) internship for the summer to continue working with SPARK, Alissa was asked to continue work as paid staff for the Fall of 2014.
Grace Ramsay is a rising junior at Smith College, set to graduate in 2016. She is a Study of Women and Gender major, music minor, and an archives concentrator. Grace is especially interested in coalition building between reproductive justice groups. When not focusing on reproductive justice through coursework, she is playing the cello or working in the Smith College Archives. She's incredibly excited to work with Law Students for Reproductive Justice as an RRASC intern this summer!
Judith is a student at Agnes Scott College double majoring in Women's Studies and Political Science. After Agnes Scott she hopes to go to law school and wants to pursue a career in social justice. As a southerner and mixed race person, she desires to work to create change in the South with a focus on women of color. Outside of her academic interest, Judith makes zines, writes and ponders feminist theory.
Lily is excited to be working with The Care Center in Holyoke, MA, this summer before finishing up her last semester at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A Boston native, Lily has studied in Canada and Chile, focusing on Spanish, international development, social justice in women's health, and education.
Nick Fernald is a double major at UMass studying History and Sociology with a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and a certificate in Civic Engagement and Public Service. For the past three years, he has been doing service at the Labor/Management Workplace Education Program (LMWEP) as an English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor. Additionally, he is currently a member of Phallacies, a men's health dialogue and theater group, as well as Shaha, a diversity peer education troupe.
Nina Haddad is entering her senior year at the the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is majoring in Social Thought and Political Economy with a minor in Anthropology. Her wide range of interests include democratic education, immigration law reform, and the fight to put reproductive autonomy in the hands of all women through gender, racial, and economic equity and justice. Nina is overjoyed to be interning at NNAF this summer.
My name is Rachel Lichtman, and I am a rising junior at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. I am currently studying sociology, with a focus on the intersections of race and reproductive health. I have been very passionate about reproductive justice in the Latin@ community ever since I attended the Civil Liberties in Public Policy conference during my senior year of high school, and would one day like to work on reproductive health policy.
Rory is entering her third year at Hampshire College where she studies Maternal Well-Being and The Politics of Health. Through the lenses reproductive justice, public health, and anthropology, she is devoted to advocating for conceiving, pregnant, birthing, and parenting people. Rory is a birth doula in training and an aspiring midwife.
Sarah is a Texas transplant doing women's studies at Smith College. She likes archives, cats, participatory education, and earrings. Sarah's spending the summer with the Center for Sex and Culture, and is so excited to finally make it to California.
Sofia is entering her final year at Hampshire College as a Division III student. Her concentration is Journalism and Media studies, with interests in critical race theory, gender studies, and Latin American studies. Sofia’s studies have assisted her to encompass a social justice framework that strives towards social empowerment.