Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow
Alisha Bjerregaard is a Schell Center Human Rights Fellow. Her work during and after law school has focused on advocating for women's rights. Bjerregaard earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a Student Director in the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. Upon graduation from law school, Bjerregaard received a Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellowship to work at the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) in their Africa Program. Following her fellowship year, Bjerregaard stayed on at CRR as a Legal Adviser, relocating to Nairobi, Kenya. During her nearly five years at CRR, her work focused on using the law to improve reproductive health services in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Returning to the U.S. and to Yale Law School in 2013, Bjerregaard was a Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow and then consulted for various human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, on reproductive rights projects. Bjerregaard holds a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University.