Area(s) of Expertise: Reproductive and Sexual Health; Abortion Coverage; Reproductive Justice; Telehealth and Medicaid; ACA Marketplaces; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Fabiola Carrión is the Interim Director, Reproductive and Sexual Health at the National Health Law Program’s Los Angeles office, where she works on reproductive and sexual health access and services in California and across the country. Her portfolio focuses on abortion coverage at the state level, primarily in Medicaid and the marketplaces. Fabiola also coordinates NHeLP’s groundbreaking work on telehealth by ensuring that Medicaid enrollees are centered in emerging telehealth policies.
Before joining NHeLP, Fabiola was an Advocacy Program Officer at Planned Parenthood Global, where she designed, developed, and oversaw projects on sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America that have resulted in some of the most progressive policies in the region. She previously served as the Director of Government Relations at Planned Parenthood of New York City and as a Policy Advisor for a network of progressive state legislators and state-based advocates from across the United States. In these roles, she provided technical assistance in the form of legal analysis, legislative tracking, and policy trainings.
Fabiola began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Joseph Maltese in New York’s Supreme Court and worked for various national and international human rights organizations before and during law school. After completing her undergraduate studies, she was selected as a Public Policy Fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Fabiola graduated with High Honors (magna cum laude) from U.C. Berkeley in Latin American Studies and Political Science and has law degrees from American University in Washington, D.C. and La Universidad Alfonso X in Madrid, Spain.
Fabiola serves on various boards of reproductive freedom organizations, including Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity (URGE), the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, and the California Abortion Alliance. She was also a 2008 Rockwood Institute Fellow for Leaders in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice.