By RepresentWomen on June 23, 2021
My name is Noelle Curtis, and I am a rising senior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in International Studies. For as long as I can remember, I have always been drawn to politics and international affairs. However, it wasn’t until I took a course on Gender and Modernity this past spring that I was inspired to get involved with advocacy for gender equality. Learning about the many cultural norms and institutional and political practices that reinforce gender inequality in the U.S. and abroad led me to RepresentWomen and the important work they do on a daily basis. As a Korean American woman who is extremely passionate about these issues along with diversity, racial justice, and AAPI issues, I wanted to learn how I could contribute to these spaces and voice these passions.
After graduation, I hope to build on my experience at RepresentWomen and pursue a career in legislative advocacy or policy, with a strong desire to bring more racial and gender diversity to the forefront of policymaking and political leadership. I truly believe more diversity in political leadership and sound policy are the key to securing a more equitable and sustainable future. By transforming the way we view women of color in positions of power and leadership, I hope to be a part of the movement that drastically changes the political landscape for the better.
As an Outreach and Advocacy intern for RepresentWomen this summer, I hope to utilize my passions to fuel the work I will do. I am especially eager to get involved with the evidence-based initiatives the organization is involved with as well as learn more about the political systems and practices intended to dismantle gender barriers and encourage greater diversity.
In my free time, I love to read books, drink coffee, and discover more ways to engage in sustainable living!