Nikola Nable-Juris

Nikola Nable-Juris (she/her) is thrilled to return to CFSY in May 2024. From 2014 to 2019, she advocated for JLWOP bans around the country alongside local ICAN members, families, and coalitions. She is especially proud of the role she played in advancing change in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Virginia. She is honored that CFSY has welcomed her back and looks forward to reconnecting with everyone!

After majoring in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Virginia, Nikola worked with pregnant and parenting youth in Juneau, Alaska, and at a domestic violence shelter in Virginia. She attended law school at the University of Maryland, where she fell in love with the reproductive justice framework, community organizing, and policy advocacy. Before joining CFSY, Nikola clerked for federal magistrate judges in Maryland and D.C. She taught classes and supervised law students doing education policy work as the inaugural teaching fellow at Georgetown Law’s Racial Equity in Education Law and Policy Clinic. She cares deeply about fighting intersectional oppression, especially those occurring at the intersection of race, gender, and reproductive justice. She previously worked at First Shift Justice Project as the organization’s first paid family leave benefits attorney and as a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow researching issues affecting marginalized girls.

On any day, you might find her chasing her three kids, doing a crossword puzzle with her husband, volunteering with her neighborhood school’s bilingual parent-teacher association and using her (slowly) improving Spanish skills, biking around D.C., or planning an adventure!