Marisa “Mimi” Spalding is serving as a Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) Fellow at the Black Women’s Health Imperative, which is the only national non-profit organization committed to advocating for and contributing to the improvement in the health and well-being of the nation’s Black women, girls, and their families. Marisa received her B.S. in Family Studies and Human Development with a minor in African American Studies from the University of Arizona. She also completed her MPH in Maternal and Child Health and her JD at the University of Arizona. Marisa’s work has centered on maternal health and health equity.