Philadelphia FPAC

Julie Zaebst

ZaebstJulie Zaebst is the Manager of the Clara Bell Duvall Reproductive Freedom Project at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU). Her work focuses on ensuring that incarcerated women have access to reproductive health services. Julie has 10 years of experience in the fields of hunger and nutrition. In her previous role as Policy Manager at the Coalition Against Hunger, she directed the Coalition’s advocacy agenda and worked closely with government officials and community partners to improve access to and participation in the federal nutrition programs. She co-led a statewide coalition that successfully tripled the asset limits Pennsylvania originally proposed for SNAP (food stamps), and she currently is a lead organizer for the Pennsylvania School Breakfast Challenge. In addition, Julie is a member of the steering committee for the Better Choices Coalition, which advocates for a balanced approach to the state budget, and she convenes a working group with the Philadelphia County Assistance Offices to enhance customer service and operations at the county’s welfare offices.Julie has held several other positions at the Coalition as well, most recently serving as Interim Executive Director. Previously, Julie worked in the fields of service-learning and child welfare. She holds masters degrees in social work and in law and social policy from Bryn Mawr College.