Steffani Bangel
Executive Director, New Orleans Abortion Fund

Steffani Bangel is the Executive Director of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, an organization that defends abortion access in Louisiana and challenges economic injustice by providing compassionate and empowering assistance to folks who are unable to fully fund their healthcare. Her work straddles radical movement building, compassion-centered client services, and strategic policy advocacy. Steffani has over a decade of experience in sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice work in Louisiana and the Deep South, with a focus on sex education access and training, youth mobilization, harm reduction, and translational research — including roles with RTI International, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies. She holds a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in US history and African diaspora studies from Tulane University. Steffani sits on the board of the National Council of Jewish Women's Greater New Orleans section, and serves on several statewide coalitions focused on advancing women's issues and reproductive justice policy in Louisiana. Steffani previously graced the airwaves for seven years as DJ Fannypack on WTUL New Orleans 91.5 FM, a progressive community radio station.