Equality Now

New York, NY

Alyssa Oravec has been awarded a PSVF fellowship to work with Equality Now in New York.  Her work with Equality Now will focus on ending sexual violence against women and adolescent girls and achieving legal equality.   During her time at HLS, Alyssa took part in three clinics: the International Human Rights Clinic, Making Rights Real: the Ghana Project, and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic.  She was the Vice President and Treasurer of the Student Practice Organization HLS Advocates for Human Rights.  She also led a project for her SPO on reducing sexual violence in prisons in South Africa, Zambia, and Malawi.  During her first law school summer, Alyssa worked on the right to health with KELIN in Nairobi, Kenya.  She split her next summer between Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights in Harare, Zimbabwe and Equality Now in New York.   Prior to law school, Alyssa was a Peace Corps volunteer and worked for John Snow, Inc. in Zambia. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University in Business Management.