Lila Meadows, MA in public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Summer Human Rights and Inclusive Development Fellow

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Lila Meadows will complete her law degree at the University of Maryland, Francis  King Carey School of Law in May 2015.  She holds an MHS in public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has worked both domestically and internationally on the rights of persons with disabilities. She has focused primarily on mental health issues in the international community, working as a consultant on the organization of mental health services in a rape crisis center in South Africa and in prisons in Malawi as an advocate for the rights of inmates with mental and other illnesses. Lila worked domestically as a policy analyst and advocate for men and women returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan with long term care needs and disabilities, primarily focusing on mental health issues, traumatic brain injury, and amputations. Lila is currently serving as legal advisor for St. Andrews Refugee Legal Aid Project in Cairo, Egypt, focusing on resettlement eligibility for refugees based on the effects of trauma experienced both in their country of origin and in Egypt. She is visiting student in the Department of Law at the American University Cairo during the spring 2014 semester. As a BBI Summer Fellow, Lila is working on a publication to appear in the AUC Cairo Paper Series that focuses on disability inclusive resettlement for displaced persons. She is also working with longtime BBI partner, NAS, a disabled peoples organization based in Cairo, working on disability rights throughout Egypt.