2017 Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD (MD UCEDD)

May 24, 2017

Moyo Koya is a rising second-year law student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, who has been accepted into the 2017 Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Program to work 300 hours with Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law) at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Project HEAL is medical-legal partnership that provides advocacy and legal services to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are patients at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Moyo earned a bachelor of science in neurobiology and physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Prior to law school, Moyo volunteered at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, and she worked for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute in Washington D.C., helping the Evaluation and Analysis Team gage the effectiveness of medical research methodologies. Moyo is excited to be working with Kennedy Krieger patients and families through Project HEAL this summer and hopes that the opportunity will provide her with experience and skills to pursue her ultimate career goal of working with organizations and medical-legal partnerships that advocate for vulnerable patient populations.