2018-2020 Fellows

Jazmina Castillo
Jazmina works in the Health Law Unit at PLC focusing on its Medical-Legal Partnerships and AIDS Legal Assistance Project. She is in charge of the Unit’s project administration, information collection, data management and coordination of legal services related to health. In addition to providing direct support to clients addressing those social determinants of health, Jazmina interfaces with community-based non-profit organizations, government agencies and other providers of services to those living with HIV/AIDS in order to keep abreast of community needs; contributing to the success of our AIDS Legal Assistance Project, and making the Medical-Legal Partnership model possible.
Alex Iling
Alex Iling is a queer LA based sexual health educator. They hold a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, San Bernardino where they studied Public Health Education and Gender and Sexuality Studies. They started their career in HIV education, prevention, and advocacy in Riverside as an intern with TruEvolution, Inc. After graduating and moving to Los Angeles, Alex became part of Tarzana Treatment Center’s PrEP4Life program, where they now educate the community on how PrEP and PEP can be used as forms of HIV prevention. Additionally, they are currently a co-chair for LACPEN (LA County PrEP Educator and Navigator workgroup) and act as a Public Health Liaison for the LA chapter of the Sex Workers Outreach Project. Their future goal is to return to school to obtain a graduate degree in Public Health Policy. Alex is passionate about social justice focused on queer and trans liberation for people of color, sex work decriminalization, and increasing sex positivity by creating better capacity and access to comprehensive pleasure based sex education.
Nigel T. Weatherspoon
Nigel T. Weatherspoon, MBA, is the Prevention Services Department Manager for AIDS Project of the East Bay. With over 17 years of HIV/AIDS prevention education experience, Nigel has fought against the spread of HIV starting in his hometown, Birmingham, AL. He furthered his service in North Carolina, New York and now Oakland, California since December 2016. Nigel Completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Miles College and then went on to complete his Master of Business Administration at Virginia College. Nigel has a clear passion to alleviate health related disparities faced by Black Gay Men. He has worked on several national campaigns including Act Against AIDS & the CDC’s Start Talking Stop HIV & Fred Hutch’s Be The Generation to End HIV. In his spare time Nigel enjoys small home projects, working on his adjustable furniture repair business and playing with his pet cat Viktor and dog Bronson.

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