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Ashley Underwood, Director

Ashley Underwood (she/her) is the director at Equity Forward. She is a reproductive justice and public health advocate with an extensive background in working to improve maternal and sexual health outcomes through program implementation and development. Ashley was previously a research associate and senior researcher at Equity Forward; before that, she worked as a research and program manager at NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio. Ashley holds a master’s degree in public health from Case Western Reserve University.

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Jack Dobkin, Research Associate

Jack Dobkin (he/him) is a research associate at Equity Forward. He is a passionate advocate for reproductive justice and human rights, with a particular interest in LGBTQIA+ communities. He was previously a research assistant at Equity Forward. Before joining the organization, Jack worked in queer advocacy, with a focus on LGBTQIA+ communities across the Southern United States, and also worked as an organizer for both national and municipal progressive political campaigns. Jack holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Georgetown University.

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Mary Alice Carter, Senior Advisor

Twitter: @MACarter73

Mary Alice Carter is senior advisor to Equity Forward. She has more than two decades of experience in the reproductive rights and health movements designing and managing effective earned and paid media campaigns.

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