Brittany Gabriel is a Duke Sanford School of Public Policy graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy. She focuses on black maternal health and reproductive rights, emphasizing equity, access, and education. Her research interests include improving health outcomes for black women and all women of color, securing body autonomy policies and legislation, and reproductive justice at the state and federal levels. Brittany graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Health Communication and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. After graduation, Brittany spent over twelve years working in the medical and dental fields, respectively, and she is currently a registered dental hygienist in North Carolina.
Brittany has spent time abroad in Togo, West Africa, on mission to help provide safe and equitable dental care to the people of Vogan. Brittany serves as a board member at her local YMCA on the board development committee, helping to increase growth and diversity across all demographics. Furthermore, Brittany has coordinated a racial reconciliation cohort at her local church, where she also served as the Children’s Ministry Director for the last three years. After graduation, Brittany hopes to secure a position that allows her to utilize her skills in impactful and insightful ways that help to move the needle forward toward progressive policy implementation, inclusiveness, and equity surrounding reproductive health and justice for communities of color. In Brittany’s free time, she enjoys photography, reading, hiking, hanging out with friends and family, and spending time with her dog, Benji!