Margaret Harpin

Margaret Harpin, Legal Fellow, Capacity Building

Margaret joined the Center in 2017 and became the Legal Fellow, Capacity Building in 2018. She develops capacity building initiatives that support advocates in utilizing the human rights framework to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.  

Margaret previously interned at the World Health Organization in Geneva, where she conducted a landscape analysis and drafted a report on the creation of an enabling environment for healthcare workers involved in maternal death surveillance and response mechanisms. While in law school, Margaret was a member of the Public Interest Law Journal, and the International Human Rights Clinic, where she drafted an asylum application and focused on projects that utilized the human rights framework to advocate for refugees’ rights. She also interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Justice, Boston Medical Center, and Ibis Reproductive Health.     

Margaret received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, a M.S. in Global Health and Development from University College London, and a B.A. in Anthropology from Smith College. Her master’s thesis examined the relationship between maternal mortality and abortion legislation in Chile, and her law school note applied comparative law to explore the realization of the right to health in three countries.