Meet the Team: Sara

By RepresentWomen on November 17, 2020

Sara Ahmed is a freshman at American University with an intended major in Political Science and Sociology. Being a communications intern at Represent Women has helped her put her passion for gender equality, specifically in the political field, into action. She hopes to work on campaigns where women of color who look like her are running for public office in the future. Sara enjoys trying different places to eat and watching psychological thrillers in her free time.

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Meet the Team: Sarika

By Sarika Walia on November 17, 2020

My name is Sarika Walia, I am currently a senior Public Health Sciences major at the University of Maryland and am matriculating into an accelerated Master’s program in Health Equity this coming summer. I have worked in advocacy my whole life, creating the first Students for Social Justice Club at my high school, helping organize protests in D.C. and involving myself in research that focuses on women and cardiovascular health since most breakthroughs have been focused on men for the past century. Once I finish my Master’s, I hope to work on Women’s reproductive health in developing countries like India. 

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Meet the Team: Rose

By RepresentWomen on November 17, 2020

My name is Rose Teszler, I’m a rising Junior at Swarthmore College, and I was born and raised in the Boston area. From my underclassman years at Swarthmore, I have mostly learned that I have no idea what I want to do with my life. I count successfully evading the major declaration form as a significant achievement as I continue to deliberate on my love of STEM and my passion for Global Studies. 

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Meet the Team: McKayla

By RepresentWomen on November 17, 2020

My name is McKayla Wenner and I am from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I am a senior at Georgetown University majoring in Government and English and minoring in Spanish, and I will be working as a research intern for RepresentWomen this fall.

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Meet the Team: Lexi

By Lexi Long on November 17, 2020

My name is Lexi Long, and I am a 2020 graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, PA. As an International Affairs and German Double Major with a Minor in Women and Gender Studies, I was afforded a wide range of opportunities to broaden my knowledge of international politics, language and culture, and how our global societal structure reinforces systematic inequality. During my study abroad experiences in both Germany and Denmark, two countries who have addressed various inequities in their political and economic spheres, I discovered that the United States has only just begun to change the discourse surrounding this narrative.

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Meet the Team: Fatma

By RepresentWomen on November 17, 2020

My name is Fatma Tawfik, I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. I graduated from Beni-Suef University, and I ranked third in my class with a Bachelor degree in political science. When I was six, my friends and family called me a “Rebellious” as I was defending women rights at this young age, growing up in Egypt, I looked at my community and searched for ways to enhance women status in my country.

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Meet the Team: Ella

By Ella Seltzer on November 17, 2020

My name is Ella Seltzer and I am an Outreach and Advocacy Intern for Fall 2020! I am born-and-raised in Oakland, California, so even though I have enjoyed my time on the East Coast and in D.C. for college, I’m truly West Coast at heart. I currently attend American University and am a Junior double majoring in Spanish and Political Science, with a focus in gender, race, and politics. As someone with a passion for politics and gender equality, being able to move across the country for college in the nation’s capital has only deepened that desire to help make meaningful change. After my undergraduate degree, I would love to attend law school, but as a college student in the time of COVID-19, I am just hoping to still be able to study abroad!

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Meet the Team: Bobbie

By Bobbie Bell on November 17, 2020

My name is Bobbie Bell, an outreach and advocacy intern for the fall 2020 semester at RepresentWomen.  I am from Brooklyn, New York, aka “the big apple,” where I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Brooklyn College.  Currently an upper senior, I intend on graduating from Brooklyn College in December of this year.   Over the course of the summer, I had the chance to run a period drive in my own community, collecting numerous donations for women in need during the pandemic.  Although running a period drive virtually due to the coronavirus, I found creative ways to gain support.  

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Meet the Team: Ashley

By RepresentWomen on November 17, 2020

Hi all! My name is Ashley Huang and I’m from San Diego, CA. My pronouns are she/her. Although I’m on a gap year right now, I’m a rising sophomore at Swarthmore College studying Economics and Art History. As a Research Intern, I’m super excited to contribute towards RepresentWomen’s incredible work this fall.

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Meet the Team : Arria

By Arria Alton on November 17, 2020

Hello! My name is Arria Alton and I am a Nonprofit Admin and Development Intern for RepresentWomen. Currently, I am a senior at Vanderbilt University studying Human and Organizational Development with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness. I’m originally from Madison, Wisconsin, where I spent the last six months in quarantine with my family; this resulted in a renewed sense of hometown pride and the return of my Midwestern accent.

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