Collective People Power

Jennifer Augustine

Organizational Affiliation

Collective Power for Reproductive Justice


Board Member


I have 25 years of experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights. I began this work as a peer educator on a college campus. In 2000, I joined Advocates for Youth as a Program Associate after graduate school; I earned a Master of Public Health from the George Washington University. In my early days at Advocates, I launched an online peer education program for young women of color, co-created Advocates’ Young Women of Color Leadership Council, and established a Youth of Color Initiative to provide capacity building assistance to national and community-based organizations serving Black, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Native American/Indigenous young people. Today, as the Executive Vice President at Advocates, I am responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization. I oversee operational and program planning, personnel management, and staff development. In addition, I provide leadership and oversight to Advocates’ Health and Social Equity Team, including a Healthy and Supportive Schools Project and LGBTQ Health and Rights Program. I also provide guidance and support to Advocates’ Policy and Youth Organizing Teams. Much of my work focuses on developing and implementing programs and practices to advance the health and well-being of young people, in particular those most marginalized – youth of color, LGBTQ youth, and immigrant youth. As a board member, I hope to work in community and partnership with Collective Power for Reproductive Justice and youth activists as we build a strong movement for reproductive freedom.