Law and Policy Analyst

Adrienne R. Ghorashi, Esq. is a Law and Policy Analyst at the Policy Surveillance Program. Ms. Ghorashi is responsible for researching and building legal datasets on a broad array of public health topics, with a focus on reproductive health laws. Her other responsibilities include writing blog posts, journal articles, and other publication documents. She also volunteers as a pro bono attorney with the Sheller Center’s Social Justice Clinic, representing low-wage and immigrant workers.

Prior to coming to the Center, Ms. Ghorashi was a legal fellow with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania, working on a range of civil liberties issues for impact litigation in federal and state courts. She became committed to public interest work during law school, where she interned for legal services organizations such as the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, advocating for the constitutional rights of prisoners, and Mazzoni Center, providing legal services to low-income LGBTQ individuals. She remains active in the public interest community, including by serving on the Philadelphia Chapter board of the ACLU.

Ms. Ghorashi graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2014, receiving distinction for her public interest service. She earned her BA in political science at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2011, where she graduated from the honors program and received high honors in her department.

Ms. Ghorashi is admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.