Introducing 2017 RRASC interns (aka tomorrow’s leaders)

​     We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 RRASC interns!

Group photo of RRASC 2017 cohort.

Who: Our third 
national corps is comprised of 25 passionate, bright students who will complete 10-we
ek summer internships at reproductive and social justice organizations around the country.


What: Since the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps began in 1999, we have placed over 400 interns at 107 host organizations around the country and internationally. In 2015, for the first time, we opened our program to students nationwide. This year, we received more than 750 applications, making this a highly competitive internship with a 3% acceptance rate.


Click on the map to see where each of our interns grew up!


Why: The number of applicants is a powerful reminder that the fight for comprehensive reproductive health care is far from over—and college students throughout the country are eager to join and lead the movement. The RRASC program also provides invaluable support to reproductive and social justice organizations around the country.


How: As our interns begin their ten-week program, we are continuing to actively raise funds to pay for their stipends, to cover the costs of training, and to expand the program so that we can accept more interns next year.

If you’re a RRASC alum, know one of our 2017 corps, or simply believe in the power of educating and inspiring tomorrow’s reproductive justice leaders, please consider making a donation today.


In solidarity and love,


Johanna Fernández, RRASC Program Director

Donate now!

P.S. Your support makes it possible for us to continue expanding our corps, leveraging the passion and energy of college students around the country who are signing up in unprecedented numbers to fight for reproductive health, rights and justice.

Congratulations to our 2017 interns!


Adiba Khan
Norman, OK
University of California-Berkeley
Ibis Reproductive Health, MA
Alex Ross
Bellingham, WA
University of Arizona
American Civil Liberties Union, NM
Alexandra Mitchell
San Leandro, CA
Lewis-Clark State College
Nursing Students for Sexual and Reproductive Health, OR
Avery Walton
Williamsburg, VA
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Class Action, MA
Cal Goulet
Houston, TX
University of Texas at Austin
Gender Spectrum, CA
Chelsey Foster
Detroit, MI
University of Michigan
The Doula Project, NY
Daisy Orellana
San Jose, CA
University of California-Santa Cruz
ACCESS: Women's Health Justice, CA
Danielle Johnson
Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University
Alaska Community Action on Toxics, AK
Danisha Harris
Baltimore, MD
City University of Seattle
SisterLove, Inc., GA
Emily Cuarenta
Lawrenceville, GA
Mercer University
Access Reproductive Care-Southeast, GA
Isa Zuluaga
Miami, FL
Mount Holyoke College
Justice Now, CA
Jadielis Muñoz Nieves
Chula Vista, CA
San Diego State University
California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, CA
James Ding
Flower Mound, TX
University of Texas at Austin
The Trans Buddy Program through the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health, TN
Jonathan Bridenbaker
Gulfport, MS
University of Southern Mississippi
Amnesty International, Washington, DC
Kaylie Vezina
South Portland, ME
Hampshire College
Safe Passage, MA
Kristin Sanders
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Florida State University
Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law, CA
Lauren Alexander
New Albany, IN
Indiana University
All-Options, IN
Liam Sanders
Long Beach, CA
Hampshire College
Political Research Associates, MA
Madeline McCubbins
Louisville, KY
University of Louisville
Native American Women's Health Education Research Center, SD
Nathaniel McGuigan
San Francisco, CA
Humboldt State University
Tewa Women United, NM
Nicole Villacrés-Reyes
Quito, Ecuador, and Fayetteville, AR
Mount Holyoke College
Family Equality Council, MA
Nina Zamarripa
Pharr, TX
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, CO
Nora Cameron
Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst
National Network of Abortion Funds, MA
Olivia Wargo
New York, NY
Hampshire College
Reproductive Health Access Project, NY
Sonia Mohammadzadah
Minneapolis, MN
Mount Holyoke College
Advocates for Youth, Washington, DC