Evelyn is dedicated to breaking down barriers in reproductive healthcare and education. Her passion has led her to a career at the intersection of law and public health, with a focus on reproductive health policy. Raised in Buffalo, NY, she moved to Miami, Florida, for college, earning a B.S. in Public Health and Psychology from the University of Miami. During college, Evelyn initiated a sexual assault awareness campaign, K[no]w More, and interned for “The Sex Wrap,” a sexual health podcast. After graduation, she joined the Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) in North Philadelphia as a case manager for pregnant and new mothers, advocating beside her clients for healthcare access, housing, public benefits, and custody rights. She also obtained certification as a Lactation Consultant.
Evelyn is currently pursuing a JD/MPH dual degree at Penn Carey Law School and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. At Penn Carey Law, Evelyn is a Direct Services Co-chair for If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice and holds a position on the board of the Equal Justice Foundation. In addition to these roles, she is honored to serve as an Equity and Inclusion Fellow and as a Toll Fellow. In her capacity as an Equity and Inclusion Fellow, Evelyn hopes to play a pivotal role in creating a nurturing space where students can forge connections, reflect on their law school experiences, and engage in meaningful conversations about equity and justice.
After her first year at Penn Carey Law, Evelyn interned at the AIDS Law Project of PA, a legal office that seeks justice and represents individuals living with HIV and AIDS. Following her second year, she relocated to Baltimore to complete her Masters of Public Health degree, with a concentration in Women’s and Reproductive Health. During the summer before her third year, she served as a Summer Associate at the Center for Reproductive Rights on the Judicial Strategy team. In the fall of her 3L year, Evelyn will be externing with the Women’s Law Project.
Post-law school, Evelyn aspires to pursue a fellowship in reproductive justice with a career in reproductive health, rights, and justice policy. Beyond academics, Evelyn enjoys trying new restaurants in Philadelphia, frequenting local coffee shops, and trail running on the Wissahickon.