Anjela Jenkins

Scholar Children / Youth Disability / Health / Education Immigration / International Human Rights
Class of 2011
Anjela Jenkins

Anjela Jenkins lives in Switzerland and is Director for Global Inclusive Health Advocacy at the Special Olympics. Previously, she was manager of Partnerships for Inclusive Health at the Special Olympics. From 2017 to 2020, she was based at the Special Olympics’ regional office for Latin America in Panama.

Prior moving to Panama, Anjela 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 Latinx-focused reproductive justice organization, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, as an IF/When/How (then LSRJ) Reproductive Justice Fellow, and later representing survivors of domestic violence in family court as a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.

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.