Diana Philip

Diana Philip has been working in public interest law and non-profit organizations for over 20 years in issues involving gender violence, reproductive justice and civil liberties. In the late 1990’s, Philip served as North Texas Regional Director for the American Civil Liberties Union (www.aclu.org). In 2000, she founded and launched the nationally recognized youth rights organization, Jane's DUE PROCESS (www.janesdueprocess.org) and served as executive director for its first four years. In 2004, she began a successful 3-year pilot project to help legal advocates working in rural counties at the Texas Advocacy Project. Highlights in her volunteer work have included serving as chair of the Greater Dallas Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, board vice president of the ACLU of Texas and board vice president of Community Shares of Texas (www.communitysharestx.org). She is currently a member of the Women’s Health Leadership Network for the Washington, D.C. think tank, the Center for American Progress (www.americanprogress.org), and serves on the advisory board for Lilith: A Fund for Reproductive Equity. Philip holds a B.A. in criminal justice and sociology from Indiana University and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Women’s Studies at Towson University.