Steph Sterling was the Senior Advisor for Health and Reproductive Rights and the Director of Government Relations. She focused on federal efforts to protect and expand women’s access to reproductive health care. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Sterling was a federal lobbyist for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, led policy and communications work for a Congressional candidate, served as professional staff on a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee subcommittee, and worked as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski. She is a graduate of Brown University and Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Sterling and her husband live in Washington, D.C.