I’ve been working at SECTION27 as a Senior Researcher since 7 September 2011. I also interned with the AIDS Law Project, SECTION27’s predecessor, in 2009.
My work focuses on the right to health and related rights. I support movements and activists to fight for their rights. SECTION27 uses organising, advocacy and the law, including, when needed, litigation and I put my shoulder behind all these efforts. My primary role, though, is to help movements and activists bring the law to bear in their fights.
I stick around because I love the people and I love the movement. The people I work with are inspired and inspiring. I get new energy and learn new things all the time.
Before I started here I got a B.A. in Literature and Language from the University of North Carolina Asheville and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Virginia School of Law. I’m a member of the Virginia State Bar.