Amira Hasenbush, Jim Kepner Law and Policy Fellow

Amira-HasenbushAmira Hasenbush is a recent UCLA graduate, where she earned her J.D. and her M.P.H.  In the first summer of 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.  She is excited to bring that experience to her current position at the Williams Institute, where she is working on the startup of the new Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project (LA-HLPP).

During law school, Amira spent a summer at the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, where she investigated patient claims of discrimination by healthcare providers.  She also spent a summer with the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau.  In her final year of studies, Amira was chosen to teach an undergraduate seminar on public health law as a Collegium University Teaching Fellow.

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.

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