Nimra J. Chowdhry, State Legislative Counsel
Nimra joined the Center in 2017 as a legislative fellow and became a legislative counsel in 2019. She works on all aspects of state legislative and policy advocacy across the United States. Particularly, Nimra 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 led the organization’s federal and state policy efforts, educated decision makers and participated in amicus strategy.
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.