Courtney Lamendola (she/her/hers) is the Director of Research at RepresentWomen. Over the past few years, Courtney has worked to coordinate team research, develop web content, and recruit interns. Some of her recent research includes the 2020 Gender Parity Index, 2020 Ranked Choice Voting Report, and contributions to an ongoing project on the history of Women and the U.S. Presidency. As RepresentWomen's Research Director, Courtney is committed to finding new ways to share her team's knowledge of systems strategies and other best practices for women's representation, both in the U.S. and around the world, with new audiences.
Prior to joining the RepresentWomen Team full-time, Courtney obtained an M.A. in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University SAIS, and a B.A. in Political Science from Providence College. Courtney was born and raised in Holbrook (Long Island), New York, but she has recently made a home for herself in Washington, DC, where she hopes to see ranked choice voting implemented in the near future!