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Conceiving Equity Newcomb Institute of Tulane University, 2021

A Message

from the director of the Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Internship program
Dr. Clare Daniel

It is my sincere pleasure to coordinate Newcomb Institute’s reproductive rights, health, and justice programming, which includes directing the Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Internship Program and organizing our annual event, Conceiving Equity. Conceiving Equity features presentations from our interns and the annual Roe v. Wade lecture, delivered this year by Dr. Diana Greene Foster, author of The Turnaway Study.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved this year’s event to a digital format. Below, you will find video presentations made by each of our interns about their remote internship experiences. In the fall semester (and for some of them longer), these students worked as ardent activists and advocates within community organizations, and as dedicated research assistants to Tulane faculty. They came together as a group every two weeks with Steffani Bangel, executive director of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, and me to reflect on their experiences, discuss their goals, and hear from leaders in the fields of reproductive rights, health, and justice. In the video presentations below, the student interns share the projects they worked on, examine what they learned from the experience, and consider the contributions they made to their internship sites.

On January 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm, you are invited to engage with the interns and our 2021 Roe v. Wade speaker, Dr. Diana Greene Foster. Please see below for details on how to register. Enjoy the presentations!

Sincerely,

Clare Daniel, PhD, Administrative Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Community Engagement, Newcomb Institute of Tulane University

Event Details

Conceiving Equity, featuring the 9th annual Roe v. Wade lecture, by Dr. Diana Greene Foster

Thursday, January 21, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Online via Zoom | Register here

6:00 - 6:30 pm: A question and answer session with Newcomb Institute’s Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Interns about their digital presentations.

6:30 - 7:30 pm: Diana Greene Foster, PhD, will deliver the 9th annual Roe v. Wade lecture: “Consequences of receiving versus being denied a wanted abortion in the United States”

Diana Greene Foster, PhD, is a professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. She is also Director of Research at the UCSF program ANSIRH. She is a demographer who uses quantitative models and analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of family planning policies and the effect of unwanted pregnancy on women’s lives. She led the Turnaway Study, a nationwide longitudinal prospective study of the health and well-being of women who seek abortion including both women who do and do not receive the abortion. She is currently collaborating with scientists on a Turnaway Study in Nepal. Dr. Foster received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, her MA and PhD in Demography and Public Policy from Princeton University.

This event and the Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Internship program are supported by Newcomb Institute’s Richard and Donna Esteves Fund for Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health.

Student Presentations

SOFIA GOMEZ ALONSO

  • Major: Political Science and Communications
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2023
  • Internship site: Lift Louisiana

Working with Social Media at Lift Louisiana

ANNA BLUTHARDT

  • Major: Public Health
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2021
  • Internship site: Tulane School of Public Health, Research Assistant to Dr. Alyssa Lederer

Researching Sexual Health and Reactions to Chlamydia Diagnosis

CHRISTINA CIMINI

  • Major: Political Science, Social Policy and Practice
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2021
  • Internship Site: New Orleans Abortion Fund

Working with Client Data at the New Orleans Abortion Fund

KAITLYN CROOK

  • Major: Public Health
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2021
  • Internship site: Birthmark Doula Collective

Working for Reproductive Justice at Birthmark Doula Collective

DENISSE DESCAMPS

  • Major: Public Health, International Development
  • Graduated: Fall 2020
  • Internship site: New Orleans Abortion Fund

Digital Organizing with the New Orleans Abortion Fund

MAYA JAMMULAPATI and RAJVI KUMAR

Maya Jammulapati
  • Major: Ecological and Evolutionary Biology, Dance
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2023
  • Internship site: VAYLA New Orleans
Rajvi Kumar
  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2023
  • Internship site: VAYLA New Orleans

RJVAYLA Equity

ISABELLE LIAN

  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2021
  • Internship site: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

2020 Election Organizing with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

SOPHIE LIEBERMAN

  • Major: Neuroscience, Cognitive Studies
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2021
  • Internship site: Saul’s Light Foundation

Creating a Stillbirth Tax Credit Bill with Saul's Light

CHRISTINA McCARTHY

  • Major: Sociology
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2021
  • Internship site: Department of Sociology, Research Assistant to Dr. Katherine Johnson

Understanding How Different States Classify Parentage under Gestational Surrogacy and Artificial Insemination Statutes

SEQUOIA RAGLAND

  • Major: Public Health
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2021
  • Internship site: Sista Midwife Productions

The Art of Birthing: Using Art to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

GRACE RILEY

  • Major: Public Health
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2023
  • Internship site: Newcomb Institute, Research Assistant to Dr. Clare Daniel

Investigating Education Strategies for Social Justice, Feminism, and Sexual Health

SOPHIE SANCHEZ

  • Major: Public Health, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2023
  • Internship site: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and Anti-Choice Legislation in Louisiana

SYDNEY SHEFFIELD

  • Major: Public Health
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2021
  • Internship site: Department of Sociology and School of Public Health, Research Assistant to Dr. Alyssa Lederer and Dr. Katherine Johnson

Examining Students’ Experiences in a Sexual Violence Prevention Course

POOJA TALATI

  • Major: International Relations
  • Expected graduation: Spring 2023
  • Internship site: Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies

Researching Racial Disparities in Maternal and Child Health with the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies

Thank you for viewing the Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health Interns’ presentations.

Please join us on January 21, 2021 for a discussion with the interns and our annual Roe v. Wade lecture by Dr. Diana Green Foster. Register here.

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