The Center for WorkLife Law is celebrating the appointment of Sequoia Ayala as a Reproductive Justice Legal Fellow. Sequoia will work to assist birthing persons facing discrimination in the workplace, as well as conduct research on employment discrimination based on pregnancy, lactation, childbirth, and parenthood nationwide for the Center.
“Now more than ever the future of work and our collective understanding of worker well-being is undergoing significant transformation. I am excited to join the WorkLife Law team at a time where such challenges are being met with great opportunity to reform workplaces for the better in support of our country’s most vulnerable workers. I’m excited to step into this new role and work alongside a team ready and willing to assist workers facing discrimination and unjust conditions across the country.”
Before joining WorkLife Law, Sequoia was a Director at the Raben Group, where she led operations for the Move to End Violence project, a 10-year capacity building program of the NoVo Foundation. Sequoia (she/ella) is a passionate defender of human rights with a commitment to gender and racial justice rooted in deep respect and appreciation for all people.
Sequoia is a graduate of the University of Georgia and earned her J.D. from the American University, Washington College of Law and M.A in International Development from the American University, School of International Service.