Feroza Freeland is a Policy Associate at A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center, serving in the organization's Southern Office based in Nashville, Tennessee. In this role, Feroza engages in advocacy and coalition-building work to advance policies to ensure that individuals at all income levels across the Southeast are able to care for themselves and their loved ones without sacrificing their economic security. These policies include paid family and medical leave, workplace pregnancy accommodations, and lactation rights, among others. Feroza also currently serves as the Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Nashville Breastfeeding Coalition. Previously, she was the Campaign Manager for Jamie Ballinger for Tennessee State Senate District 7 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Feroza is a proud native of Memphis, Tennessee, and she is passionate about advocating for more just and equitable public policies in the South. She has worked on a variety of legislative and electoral campaigns across the state of Tennessee and has engaged in organizing and policy advocacy on issues including workers' rights, equity in public education, and healthcare access. She earned a degree in political science and Hispanic studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she was presented with the Torchbearer award, the university's highest honor for students.