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Sebastian Velasquez

Policy Analyst
National Latina Institute for Reproductive HEalth

Sebastian Velasquez is an immigrant from Colombia, yet, after twelve years of living in the U.S., other Americans refer to him as a DREAMer. As a Policy Analyst, Sebastian manages the LGBTQ and Dignity for Young Pregnant and Parenting Youth portfolios and all of the state policy pertaining to abortion access, Affordable Care Act implementation, Medicaid expansion and religious refusals, among other policies. Sebastian is an alumnus of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he majored in International Politics: International Law, Norms, & Institutions with a Certificate in Women and Gender Studies. Sebastian expertise pertains to identity politics and intersectional work around ethnicity, immigration status, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation and the connections with the reproductive justice movement.

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