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RRASC Interns

Alissa Robbins | 2014

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.

Arianna Rose | 2014
Intern with: Safe Passage
Arianna is going into her fourth year at Hampshire College where she studies feminist health politics and the politics of self-care.  She has been working at the college's Wellness Center facilitating workshops, making zines, and doing peer support and prevention work around issues of sexual violence.  In her free time, Arianna can be found marveling at the magic of medicinal plants and reading her horoscope.
Aviva Galpert | 2014
Aviva Galpert just completed her junior year at UMass Amherst, where she is pursuing degrees in Social Thought & Political Economy and English. She is thrilled to belong to this years RRASC cohort and ecstatic to have been placed at Political Research Associates!
Chemi Chemi | 2014
Intern with: Doula Project
Chemi Chemi was born in Tibet, raised in Nepal and immigrated to the United States at the age of 12. She is a Division II student at Hampshire College, studying Public Policy and Women's Studies. She is interested in exploring more about adversities women face through the lens of culture and how policies of different level affect women's lives. She enjoys networking with people and running in the woods. 
Digno Ortiz | 2014
Intern with: Grow Food Northampton
Digno Ortiz is a Communications student at Westfield State University.
Ellen Bryer | 2014
Intern with: RU12? Community Center
Ellen is originally from the Philadelphia area and entering her senior year at Smith College. She studies Sociology and Public Health and is excited to work at the community level in an affirmative space this summer.
Grace Ramsay | 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!

Jeanette Cuevas | 2014
Jeanette Cuevas is a student at Georgia State University.
Judith Jones | 2014

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.

Justina Trim | 2014
Justina Trim is a student at Georgia State University.
Lily Kofke | 2014
Intern with: Care Center

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 | 2014
Intern with: Young People For

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 | 2014

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. 

Pooja Ghosh | 2014
Pooja is originally from suburban Philadelphia and is a junior at UMass-Amherst, majoring in Social Thought and Political Economy and Mathematics. During her summer at NAPAWF, she hopes to apply numerous types of analysis to her engagement in issues that disproportionately affect womyn of color, like reproductive and immigration justice, and her overall critique of societal inequality.
Rachael Clifford | 2014
Intern with: Justice Now
Rachael Clifford is a student at Hampshire College.
Rachel Lichtman | 2014

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 Woodard | 2014

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 Orsak | 2014

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.

Serena Z. Valentino | 2014
Serena is a student at Hampshire College studying cultural/queer/gender/sexuality and sustainability studies, and trying to do too many student groups. Serena is excited and very happy to be heading to the completely unfamiliar city of New York to work with SRLP. Serena is particularly fond of goats, queers, and stabbing the patriarchy.
Sofia Picatoste | 2014

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.

Sophia Robohn | 2014
I'm going into my third year at Hampshire College, studying Women's Health and Medical Anthropology. originally from the suburbs of New York City. I plan to go into reproductive health medicine after college. I'm passionate about the intersections of medicine and religion in women's health. 
Sydney Vaughn | 2014
Intern with: MotherWoman
Sydney Vaughn is a student at Holyoke Community College.
Victoria Kent | 2014
Intern with: Prison Birth Project
Victoria is approaching her third year as a student at UMASS Amherst. She is studying Social Thought and Political Economy and minoring in Spanish. Her interests include issues of mass incarceration, women's studies as well as critical race studies. She is ecstatic to join the team at the Prison Birth Project this summer!
Xavier Torres | 2014
My name is Xavier A. Torres de Janon, and I am second-year Hampshire College student from Ecuador. At Hampshire, I study transnational identities, focusing specifically on the Arab and Latin American identities. I am interested in how these identities can be instrumentalized for political needs, the problematics surrounding them, and the struggle they face. I am passionate about cross-border flows of humans, migrant rights, anti-oppression, and an active commitment to true and just diversity.
Zoë Boyle | 2014
Intern with: Parkmed Physicians
Zoë Boyle is a rising Junior studying medical anthropology and gender studies. Over the past few years at Hampshire College she has worked as an organizer of the LGBT+ community, as a peer sex educator, and most recently as one of the lead student organizers for the CLPP conference.