Laura Ponchick was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and has been an activist for reproductive health and justice since high school. She has worked for several non-profits in Washington, DC where she advocated for family planning access and policy. She moved to New Orleans, LA to further her knowledge of sexual and reproductive health at Tulane University, where she received her Master’s in Public Health in International Health and Development, with a focus in International Family Planning. At Tulane, Laura was President of SURF-TUPH (Students United for Reproductive Freedom, Tulane University Public Health). In this role, she coordinated events with all of Tulane’s graduate programs with reproductive health student organizations for deeper and longer-lasting impact. She also interned with the New Orleans Ryan White Part A office, taught sex education in local high schools, and she ate her way through the city as often as possible. Laura now acts as Program Manager at Envision SRH, and looks forward to scaling up PATH nationwide, and assists with increasing access to current and future forms of contraception.