Rachel Margolis

Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow

Rachel Margolis is the Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow at RFK Human Rights, where she is a member of the International Advocacy and Litigation team. While earning her J.D. from New York University School of Law, she worked with a range of legal advocacy organizations, including Mobilization for Justice, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and the Legal Aid Society. Her primary projects included helping refugees complete their asylum applications; assisting low-income New Yorkers with public benefits matters; supporting litigation to challenge disability discrimination; and representing tenants who were facing eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rachel also participated in policy clinics with the Brennan Center for Justice—where she worked on expanding the Brennan Center’s campaign to promote automatic voter registration—and at NYU Law's campus in Buenos Aires, where she helped draft an amicus brief for submission to the Supreme Court of Argentina. She holds a B.A. in history from Brown University.