Adrienne R. Ghorashi, Esq. is a Program Manager at the Policy Surveillance Program. Ms. Ghorashi is responsible for managing legal mapping projects on a broad array of public health topics, with a focus on reproductive health laws. Her responsibilities include writing and presenting on the program’s work and conducting trainings on policy surveillance methods. She also volunteers with the Sheller Center’s Social Justice Lawyering Clinic providing pro bono legal representation for low-wage and immigrant workers.
Prior to the Center, Ms. Ghorashi was a legal fellow with the ACLU of Pennsylvania, working on a range of civil liberties issues for impact litigation in federal and state courts. She became committed to public interest work during law school, where she interned for legal services organizations such as the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, advocating for the constitutional rights of prisoners, and Mazzoni Center, providing legal services to low-income LGBTQ individuals. She currently serves as a committee chair on the Philadelphia Chapter board of the ACLU of PA.
Ms. Ghorashi graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2014, receiving distinction for her public interest service. She earned her BA in political science at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2011, where she graduated from the honors program and received high honors in her department. Ms. Ghorashi is admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.