Collective Rising Alumni News!

Collective Rising Alumni News!

I'm an Advanced Women’s Health Clinical and Research Fellow in a combined program at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) and University of California San Francisco (UCSF).  My clinical and academic focus is on promoting the health of veterans and sexual and gender minorities with a particular focus on the obstetrical and gynecological needs of transgender individuals.  I am a co-founder and current investigator of The Stanford Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Medical Education Research Group (LGBT MERG) and a co-director of The PRIDE Study, a prospective longitudinal cohort of sexual and gender minority individuals based at UCSF.

I'm the co-founder and the managing director for Make It Work, a new national campaign focusing on economic security issues for working families in the U.S., including equal pay, work and family, and caregiving through online and offline organizing, policy change, and strategic communications.

I am a Certified Nurse Midwife at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. I work as part of a team of midwives and OB-GYNs to take care of a really diverse group of families in a busy hospital. My job includes well woman care, STI testing, family planning, prenatal care, and catching many, many, babies.

I'm in my third year (out of four) at the University of Minnesota Law School where I'm pursuing a joint degree in law and bioethics. It excites me to study the moral dimension of justice in addition to "what's legal," as what's right or wrong may not be so before the law's eyes. In addition to studying health law, I am part of the University's Child Advocacy & Juvenile Justice Clinic, where I work with indigent clients (mainly teenagers and young adults) on a myriad of legal issues. Some of the cases I take include juvenile life without parole clients, custody cases, and even traffic infractions.

 I am the Development Assistant at Forward Together, a multi-racial organization that works with community leaders and organizations to build a world in which all families and communities have the resources, recognition, and rights to thrive. I’m proud of my work as a fundraiser because it allows me to contribute to the strength and sustainability of the reproductive justice movement. In my spare time, I answer mail from and provide resources to incarcerated transgender, gender-non-conforming, and intersex people at the TGI Justice Project. It’s a way for me to build community with people inside and outside prisons in order to end mass incarceration and support the leadership of trans women of color. I also organize against U.S. imperialism and state-sponsored violence in the Philippines as a member of GABRIELA-USA, an alliance of progressive grassroots Filipino women’s organizations.

  • Nina Haddad (RRASC '14) is working at the National Network of Abortion Funds in Boston, MA.
  • Justina Trim (RRASC '14) is working at SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective in Atlanta, GA as a Membership and Programs Assistant.
  • Jeanette Cuevas (RRASC '14) is working at Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide in Atlanta, GA as an Operations Coordinator.

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