Amira Hasenbush, Jim Kepner Law and Policy Fellow
Amira Hasenbush is the Jim Kepner Law and Policy Fellow at the Williams Institute. She works on a broad range of research topics, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, family law issues for transgender parents and children, and the legal needs of people living with HIV. As a lawyer with a background in public health, Amira combines her legal and social science training to conduct complex interdisciplinary research and analysis.
During her graduate studies, Amira was a Williams Institute Gleason/Kettel Fellow at the HIV and AIDS Legal Services Alliance, where she helped build a medical-legal partnership in a community HIV clinic. Amira also interned for the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau, and the Los Angeles Food Policy Council. In her final year of studies, Amira was chosen to teach an undergraduate seminar on public health law as a Collegium University Teaching Fellow.
Amira holds a J.D. and an M.P.H. from UCLA, and she is admitted to the California State Bar. Prior to her graduate studies, Amira worked as an asthma health educator in the Oakland Unified School District. She holds her B.A. in Public Health from UC Berkeley.