Annie (she/her) is a third-year law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law where she is a former president of the Feminist Law Forum and a member of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. Growing up in Delphi, Indiana, her passion for reproductive and social justice began in her early teens and led her to seek out activist opportunities with Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky for the past five years. In Annie's role with the NOW Legislative Monitoring Committee, she hopes to help members in their journey to become more active constituents by better understanding how laws are made and how to effectively contact legislators.
Shruti Rana (she/her) is a professor at IU’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, where she teaches courses on international law and human rights. She is also a lawyer and has practiced in the areas of international corporate law and administrative law. In the area of women’s rights, she has worked for the United Nations, Division for the Advancement of Women, on treaty monitoring and implementation, as well as on policy and advocacy projects involving welfare reform and immigrant and refugee rights. She recently welcomed her first child and is deeply committed to restoring and ensuring reproductive justice in the U.S.
TammyJo (she/her) has been a member of NOW since 1994 and joined our local chapter in early 2017. Throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century she was primarily active in issues concerning LGBTQ+ and alternative sexuality rights not only with NOW but through classroom presentations, convention workshops, published articles and stories, and reading groups. TammyJo became more interested in issues of basic communication and how that can motivate others to be more actively involved in cultural and political issues over the years as she earned a PhD in ancient history and taught college courses. Currently, TammyJo helps on the Monroe County NOW Communications Committee where she writes the historical Herstory blog every other week and helps edit the newsletter and other matters when she can.
Pamela Foohey (she/her) is a professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she teaches courses on contracts, bankruptcy, and other topics dealing with money. Much of her research focuses on people's financial problems, including those faced by single women and mothers. As a lawyer, she practiced in the area of bankruptcy, commercial, and consumer law. At IU Maurer, she is the co-faculty advisor to OUTLaw, which is the law school's LGBTQ+ student organization. In her role with the NOW LGBTQ+ Rights Committee, she hopes to foster members' understanding of and engagement with issues facing the LGBTQ+ community.