UUA Women's Issues Associate/UUWF Clara Barton Intern
Jessica Halperin, the current intern, works with the UUA's Multicultural Growth and Witness staff group in the Washington Office. She started in the position in January.
Jessica advocates on issues specifically pertaining to women, including reproductive justice and women in poverty, and provides resources and opportunities for Unitarian Universalist congregations and leaders to advocate for these causes. Her background is in communications, having previously worked for the Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quaker) and other nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C., area.
She has been an active lay leader in Unitarian Universalism since she was a youth, and she serves currently in several leadership roles at the national level. A native of Pittsburgh, Jessica is a member of the Universalist National Memorial Church and a 2008 graduate of Earlham College.
The UUWF Clara Barton Internship for Women's Issues was
established in 2002 by UUWF's $200,000 donation and our assistance to
the UUA in raising a matching amount for the permanent endowment that
funds this internship.