Hayfa Ayoubi was an intern at the O’Neill Institute.

Inspired by her father’s commitment to serving and caring for his patients, Ayoubi developed an interest in health equity and advocacy. In the long run, she hopes to fight for the human right to health and be a part of the movement for universal healthcare.

She is a member of the Carolina Health Law Organization and Health Care for All North Carolina. During the past school year, she worked with Legal Aid of North Carolina and conducted research on federal cases that have affected Medicaid beneficiaries’ rights in North Carolina. She also participated in the Kilpatrick Townsend Mock Trial Competition, making the semifinals and receiving the best advocate award.

Prior to starting law school, she interned with the Mecklenburg County Court and assisted the Pro Se Legal Clinic and the Caseflow Management Office. Through her work as a pharmacy technician, she learned firsthand about the financial burdens on the uninsured, underinsured, and insured populations.

Ayoubi is currently a law student at the University of North Carolina. She graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in law and society and a B.A. in psychology. She also pursued an A.S. with a biological/life sciences pathway at Central Piedmont Community College.

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