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Jessi Leigh Swenson

Director, Congressional Relations, Health Justice

Jessi Leigh Swenson

Jessi Leigh Swenson is Director, Congressional Relations, Health Justice, at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she manages the National Partnership’s federal government relations and cross-movement strategic partnerships on reproductive health, rights and justice issues. She joined the National Partnership in 2015 as the senior policy counsel for reproductive health and rights.

Jessi Leigh has nearly a decade of experience in building effective coalitions to move federal policies forward for women and families. Prior to her work at the National Partnership, she was the Federal Policy Director at the National Abortion Federation, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Rights4Girls, and was an If/When/How and Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow.

Jessi Leigh hails from Maine and attended Hampshire College and UC Hastings College of the Law. She loves climbing, boxing, reading and spending time with her partner and their beautiful strong daughter.