Anjela Jenkins

Alumni Profiles, Scholar
Class of 2011
Anjela Jenkins

Anjela Jenkins is manager of Partnerships for Inclusive Health at the Special Olympics’ Latin America regional office in Panama. Previously, she was a supervising attorney with the New York office of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Before that, she was with the South Texas Civil Rights Project, where she managed a one-year-grant-funded program to screen and assist low-income undocumented youth interested in applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Immediately after law school, Anjela spent several years in Washington, D.C., first conducting policy/advocacy work at a Latina-focused reproductive justice organization, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, through Georgetown University Law Center's Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, and later as a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society, representing survivors of domestic violence in family court.

At Texas Law, Anjela participated in the Human Rights Clinic, worked on immigration matters at American Gateways and Catholic Charities, interned with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and was a Public Service Scholar with the Justice Center.