Rachel Tuchman is a J.D. candidate in the Yale Law School Class of 2017. Rachel also currently works as a legal fellow for the Campaign for Southern Equality. In that capacity, she collaborates closely with Roberta Kaplan on groundbreaking LGBT litigation and was an integral part of the team that led to a federal court striking down Mississippi's anti-LGBT bill. While at Yale, Rachel has been a member of the Veterans Legal Service Clinic, where she argued in the Federal Circuit to advocate for sexual assault survivors in the military and defends veterans against predatory for-profit colleges. Rachel also works as a research assistant for Reva Siegel and Linda Greenhouse on topics such as reproductive justice, LGBT issues, and religious refusals. Prior to the law, she taught as a first grade teacher in New York City, and often dreams of writing children’s books about democracy and active citizenship. Rachel holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought from Amherst College.