Bethany Van Kampen

Bethany Van Kampen

Policy Analyst

bethany@latinainstitute.org

Bethany Van Kampen serves as the Policy Analyst  at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health where she is responsible for the abortion access and affordability portfolio. Bethany leads the federal policy work and supports the needs of the Latina Advocacy Networks (LANs) on issues related to abortion access and affordability.

Prior to joining NLIRH as Policy Analyst, Bethany was a Women’s Policy Inc. legislative fellow in the office of Senator Barbara Boxer (CA), where she focused on policies regarding reproductive healthcare. Bethany received her law degree and Master of Social Work from Tulane University where she co-founded and served as President of the Tulane Law Students for Reproductive Justice and was a member of the Law & Sexuality Journal and the Tulane Domestic Violence Law Clinic. While in graduate school, Bethany also served as a board member of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, as well as a founding member of the Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom and the Louisiana Judicial Bypass Project. Prior to graduate school, Bethany served in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, where she facilitated the formation of a small hydroponic farming business led entirely by Latina women. She received her BA in Psychology from Tufts University.

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