The Reproductive Health Access Project has had the wonderful opportunity to expand our team by two! With our new program associate and Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) summer intern, RHAP’s ability to approach and fulfill our mission is growing in both capacity and experience. Get to know our new team members:
Natalie Kopke, Program Associate
Natalie earned a B.A. from Vassar in Science, Technology, and Society Studies and Hispanic Studies. Her passion for reproductive justice was fueled by her work with on and off-campus organizations working to advance reproductive and sexual rights at the local, national, and international level. While at Vassar, Natalie interned with the Center for Reproductive Rights, the National Institute for Reproductive Health, and Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley. As the Program Associate, Natalie will be supporting the Network initiative, RHAP’s grassroots clinical organizing effort. In the future, she plans to pursue graduate studies in reproductive health policy and law. On her free time, Natalie enjoys munching on sweet treats and cuddling with her two cats.
Olivia Wargo, RRASC Intern
Olivia is RHAP’s summer 2017 RRASC Intern! She is a rising senior at Hampshire College, studying Reproductive Justice, Creative Writing, and Sculpture. Her passions lie in support work and advocacy. She first got involved with the Reproductive Justice Movement through the domestic violence shelter she was volunteering with in Massachusetts. From there, she joined Hampshire College’s Civil Liberties & Public Policy (CLPP) student group, helping to organize CLPP’s annual Reproductive Justice conference. At her college, Olivia is also involved with Sexual Assault Activism Month organizing, is a peer chaplain, and volunteers as a rape crisis counselor at the Center for Women and Community.
Olivia was raised in Brooklyn, NY and is happy to be back in New York City for the summer. She is excited for the next few months of learning and growth, and to be working with the amazing team at RHAP! In her spare time, Olivia likes taking long walks with her dog, reading books by Maggie Nelson and Warsan Shire, listening to Lianne La Havas and Amy Winehouse, and spending time with her friends and family.