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Introducing the 2017-18 RJ Fellows

Mariko Miki, Director of Academic & Professional Programs

If/When/How is proud to announce the participants in the eighth year of the Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program (RJFP). To date, the RJFP has launched the careers of over fifty lawyers with a passion for reproductive rights and justice and also expanded to include the RJ Federal, State, and HIV programs. We are thrilled to be able to provide entry points into the field and to help build capacity at organizations working to promote reproductive justice for all people.

Please join us in congratulating the seven new RJ Fellows and the placement organizations selected to participate in the 2017-18 cohort.

Rebecca Berry (University of Southern California Gould School of Law ’17) – RJ Federal Fellow at Black Women’s Health Imperative (Washington, D.C.)

Carly Calhoun (University of Alabama School of Law, ’17) – RJ-HIV Fellow at SisterLove, Inc. (Atlanta, GA)

Sawyeh Esmaili (University of Miami School of Law, ’17) – RJ Federal Fellow at National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (Washington, D.C.)

Kelsey Grimes (Temple University Beasley School of Law ’17) – RJ Federal Fellow at Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE) (Washington, D.C.)

Fajer Saeed Ebrahim (Washington University School of Law, ’17) – RJ State Fellow at Legal Voice & Surge NW (Seattle, WA)

Rebecca Wang (University of Iowa College of Law, ’17) – RJ-HIV Fellow at Positive Women’s Network – USA (Oakland, CA)

Mica Williams (University of California, Hastings College of Law, ’17) – RJ State Fellow at New Voices for Reproductive Justice & Women’s Law Project (Pittsburgh, PA)

17-18 RJ Fellows Photo Collage
Top row l-r: Rebecca Berry; Sawyeh Esmaili; Kelsey Grimes; middle row: Carly Calhoun; Rebecca Wang; Fajer Saeed Ebrahim; bottom row: Mica Williams


We could not do this work without the generous funding from our foundation partners, the continued collaboration with the Women and the Law Program at American University Washington College of Law, the unflagging support from our allies and community, and the energy and enthusiasm from our student and attorney members. Thank you!