The representation gap – even more significant for women of color – poses a huge barrier to ensuring policies that support state-level abortion access WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 28, 2023 – In a newly released report, Democracy & Abortion...
Jaclyn hails from Dallas, Texas, and is the proud daughter of Taiwanese immigrants. She is the Director of Congressional Relations, Reproductive Health, at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she manages the organization’s relationships on the Hill and its key legislative priorities on abortion and contraception. Jaclyn is passionate about working with Congress on reproductive rights through an intersectional and racial justice lens that centers the full lived experiences of people who can become pregnant.
Prior to joining the National Partnership, Jaclyn was the Policy and Government Affairs Director at the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, where she worked at the intersection of reproductive health and immigrant rights. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco and worked for Annie’s List, which helps elect pro-choice, Democratic women to statewide office in Texas.
Jaclyn holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology from Rice University and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. Outside of work, she can be found working author events with Loyalty Bookstore in DC, reading, bouldering, doing yoga, crocheting, and caring for her houseplants and fluffy orange cat.