Courtney Lamendola is a recent graduate from Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she obtained an M.A. in International Relations (IR) and Economics. Last fall (2018), Courtney joined the RepresentWomen team as a research intern, where she helped to draft and edit the 2018 International Report on women's representation. She has since contributed to the development of a number of RepresentWomen's current projects - including the 2019 Gender Parity Index, which annually tracks and rates the representation of women in the United States. As research director at RepresentWomen, Courtney hopes that she may continue to coordinate what she has learnt about global efforts towards gender parity with the work that is being done to achieve this same goal in the United States.