Rachel Utz, J.D. (she/her)
If/When/How RJ Fellow
Rachel just moved to Atlanta from Kentucky where she graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelors of Science in communication in 2019 and then from the University’s Brandeis School of Law in 2023.
During law school, Rachel worked on issues relating to climate justice and environmental racism, taught classes to high schoolers relating to their constitutional rights, and served on the Executive board of the Black Law Student Association and as the Community Engagement Chair of the Student Bar Association. Rachel interned with the ACLU of Kentucky where she began working more closely with reproductive rights and justice, while researching possible criminality in a post-Roe world. She is most passionate about the criminal system and the ways in which it interacts with reproductive justice.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys taking care of her houseplants, crocheting, spending time with friends, or helping her mom at her flower farm.
RJ Is… a movement that was designed to uplift underserved communities and empower individuals to make informed and healthy decisions they need to make for themselves. Reproductive Justice acts as an overarching umbrella, fighting against many social justice issues all while trying to ensure bodily autonomy, at its core.