Jacquelyn Baylon is one of the 2011 recipients of the Women Lawyers Association Los Angeles Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant. The Grant funded the production of a guide and PowerPoint slides explaining the California Right to Know End-of-Life Options Act and the end-of-life options available to terminally ill patients.
Ms. Baylon earned a B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently a 3L at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. After her mother passed away from leukemia when she was young, she developed an interest in health care, especially as it relates to those with cancer. This interest led to her decision to pursue a career in health care law. Ms. Baylon has completed an internship with Compassion & Choices, an organization that advocates for improved end-of-life care and the expansion of end-of-life options, and an externship with the Cancer Legal Resource Center. This past summer, Ms. Baylon continued to expand her knowledge of health care law through an in-house internship with Central Health Plan of California and continues to work there through her fall semester.