Somer Brown is an intern at the O’Neill Institute. She is in her second year at the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA, and is pursuing a concentration in Health Law & Policy at Northeastern. She has done independent research on immigration and bioethics and is on Law Review.
Previously, Somer worked as an associate for a lobbying firm in Vermont, where she worked on issues such as women’s health, mental health, telemedicine, and opioids. Prior to that, Somer studied English, Political Science, and Animal Science at the University of Vermont. As an undergrad, she completed her Honors thesis on literature and international feminist issues and interned for Vermont Legal Aid, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and the Vermont Office of Senator Bernie Sanders.
Somer is primarily interested in women’s health and addressing disparities caused by racial and gender differences in the health care system.