Steph Herold, MPH

Steph Herold is the deputy director of the Sea Change Program, a new non-profit project of the Tides Center.

Sea Change is dedicated to transforming the culture of stigma around abortion and other stigmatized reproductive experiences. Sea Change conducts social science research and partners with organizations to identify, test and share practices for reducing reproductive stigmas.

Steph is an award-winning activist and researcher with a background in abortion care, abortion funds and advocacy. Campus Progress named her one of the top 15 young feminists and Time magazine profiled her abortion rights activism in January 2013.

She served on the board of directors of the New York Abortion Access Fund for three years. In February 2014, she began a two-year tenure on the ACCESS Women’s Health Justice Board of Directors.

Steph recently relocated from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Oakland, Calif.

Photo credit: Summer Starling