Students for Life of America, now in its 10th year, continues to grow! We are so pleased to welcome three new staff members to our stellar team:
Camille Rodriguez was raised in Alamosa, CO and graduated from Colorado State University in 2009 with a B.A. in History. It was there that her passion for life was ignited while volunteering with Justice for All on different campuses throughout northern Colorado. She co-founded CSU Students for Life and served as President in 2008 and 2009. After moving to California, she began working with Culture of Life Family Services as their Campus Outreach Coordinator. She worked with pro-life clubs in San Diego County, lead apologetics trainings for schools and youth groups and taught Theology of the Body to middle school youth. At Culture of Life, she also served as a crisis pregnancy counselor, working hand in hand with the Abortion Pill Reversal Program, providing resources to women including free ultrasounds, adoption services and daily support. Camille is thrilled to continue working with the Pro-Life Movement on a much larger scale through Students for Life.
Camille is a lifelong ballerina.
Jillian Ferguson was born and raised in Alpena, MI. She attended Central Michigan University for four years while pursuing her undergraduate degree in Political Science with a concentration in international relations and a minor in math. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2016.
Jillian became actively involved in the pro-life movement during her sophomore year of college and soon became the vice president of the Students for Life group at CMU. During her two years as vice president, she was instrumental in hosting several national pro-life displays and informative tabling events, bringing renowned pro-life speakers to campus, being featured on both local and national news forums, and overall doing her part to help change today’s current culture to one that values life from the moment of fertilization to natural death.
She was inspired to become more active in the pro-life movement because she believes abortion harms women and she wants to do whatever she can to stand up for women’s rights as well as the rights of the whole, distinct, and beautiful preborn.
Jillian will be joining the Students for Life of America team as the Southwest Regional Coordinator, a position created to equip, engage, and train pro-life student groups in Texas and Oklahoma on how to effectively discuss the controversial topic of abortion. She is beyond excited to begin saving babies and helping women through student activism all over the country!
Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on the south shore of Long Island as a teen, Dana is a licensed attorney, trained journalist, and seasoned public speaker. Dana has also worked in television, film, and theater over the past 26 years.
Dana graduated cum laude from the honors program at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. In 2001, she became the first African-American woman to represent Massachusetts at Miss USA®–the nationally televised pageant formerly co-owned by Donald Trump and NBC. In 1999, she won the title of Miss Jamaica US. Dana won her very first pageant title in 1995 when she was crowned Miss Junior Teen Cities of America.
Dana has written manuscripts for a book for young women, a feature-film screenplay, and children’s books. She is certified as a teacher of English language to adults, graduating among the top 10% of graduates world-wide. A passionate advocate for women and children’s issues, Dana has volunteered and worked for organizations that help battered women and those facing crisis pregnancies in New York City and Boston.
Dana completed an accelerated first-year toward a Juris Doctor degree at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Due to relocation, she finished her law degree on a partial scholarship at Barry University School of Law. Dana is most intrigued by criminal and Constitutional law. She was also an environmental law research assistant, and has researched and written extensively on various Constitutional legal issues. Dana completed her law degree in 23 consecutive months, and was awarded the highest grade in her Trial Advocacy course. A member of the Christian Legal Society, when she’s not writing or researching, Dana enjoys watching documentaries, gazing at the ocean, and spending time with her family.
Dana is joining the Students for Life team to launch and direct the new Minority Outreach initiative, and oversee the Law Students for Life program.