Careers in Legal Advocacy
This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy. Meetings are designed to help students explore the wide range of job opportunities and careers available in the field of child and family policy while creating a network of students who share their professional interests.
April Adeeyo, Esq., is a staff attorney with the North Carolina Association of Educators. She began her career as middle school science teacher with Teach For America in Charlotte. While teaching, she witnessed first-hand how failed policy, poverty, and inequality can have a pervasive impact on how kids get to learn, grow and thrive. This led her to the law, where she could leverage her time in the classroom to advocate for kids in a more systemic way. After law school, she worked as an attorney with the Council for Children's Rights. Adeeyo earned her B.A. from the UNC-Chapel Hill, her M.A. and J.D. from North Carolina Central School of Law and her LLM from Emory School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in North Carolina.
Madison Allen is a senior program officer for health improvement at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, where she works in close partnership with communities across N.C to support promising programs, improve systems, and build power for a healthier, more equitable future. Prior to her role in philanthropy, Allen was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy, where she focused on issues affecting access to health care and public benefits for immigrants and mixed-status families. She holds a J.D. from Tulane Law School and a bachelor's degree in public health from George Washington University.
Rachel Holtzman is a dual MPP (Duke) and Juris Doctor (UNC) candidate in the class of 2023 and earned her BSPH in health policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Prior to beginning grad school, Hotzman worked at the National Health Law Program in Washington, DC, where she assisted in policy advocacy related to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, where she worked with community leaders to facilitate maternal and child health projects. During grad school, Holtzman has interned with NC Integrated Care for Kids, Legal Aid of North Carolina, el Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, and the New York Legal Assistance Group.