Esty Stein is a Brooklyn-based activist and a prochoice nurse. Esty received her BA in Sociology from Goucher College with a minor in Women’s Studies in 2006. Prior to obtaining her nursing degree at NYU College of Nursing, she worked in public service. The common theme she found between the at-risk teenage girls, HIV positive clients, previously incarcerated women, and women in the developing world, was a desire to improve reproductive and maternal health services. As a result, Esty made the decision to return to school to obtain an MPA in Health Management and Administration, followed by a nursing degree, in order to have the skills necessary to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes. Currently she is working toward becoming a nurse midwife at SUNY Downstate while working as a registered nurse on a mother-baby unit. She is currently the President of the Midwifery Student Association, and the Chair of the Nursing Students for Sexual and Reproductive Health at SUNY. Esty's long-term goal is to combine her practice as a midwife with her masters in health policy and administration to help bridge the massive gap between policy and care.