Nimra J. Chowdhry, State Legislative Fellow


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Nimra joined the Center in 2017 and is responsible for tracking and analyzing a wide range of state legislation and regulations affecting reproductive rights to support the Center’s clients and state partners.  She first worked at the Center in 2014 as a summer U.S. legal intern.
Nimra came to the Center after completing a two-year post-graduate fellowship with If/When/How. As an If/When/How Senior Fellow at Advocates for Youth, Nimra focused on federal domestic policy and co-founded the Muslim youth Leadership Council, a national youth program promoting health access, racial equity, and reproductive rights of Muslim-identifying young people. Prior to that, she was at the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, where she tracked federal and state bills, educated decision makers and participated in amicus strategy at the federal and state court levels. Nimra’s writing has been featured in Houston Law Review-eThe Texas TribuneAmerican Constitution SocietyTruth-OutBustle, and NBC news.
Nimra holds a J.D. and a master’s certificate in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of Houston.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Government and Women and Gender Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. 
Nimra is fluent in Urdu.