Natalia Deeb-Sossa is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at UCD. She is passionate in her advocacy for women's reproductive rights and is committed to decreasing sexism, heterosexism, racism, and class inequality.
As a long-term volunteer in the Latina/o community, she has accompanied poor Latinas as they seek and obtain abortions. She has observed the barriers Latinas face in accessing services, including lack of money, lack of information about the legality of abortion, who to talk to, and where to go; lack of Spanish-speaking abortion providers and assistants, and lack of information about alternative sources of funds. Additionally, she has worked in the area of reproductive rights by teaching hundreds of students about the importance of maintaining and improving women’s reproductive rights in the U.S. and in Latin America. Her interest in advocacy has also led her to volunteer at the Davis’ migrant camp. She is also a Spanish language translator for Latina/o clients at clinics and hospitals.