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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation July 2, 2021

By Cynthia Richie Terrell on July 02, 2021

 

Dear friends,
If I close my eyes I can almost conjure up the smell of fresh croissants and Chestnut trees that line the Tuileries and imagine the determined crowd of women's equality advocates who have gathered in Paris this week for the Generation Equality Forum convened by UN Women. While I can't be there in person it's been great to read articles about the serious commitments being made to advance women's representation and equality around the globe.
Vice President Kamala Harris and French president Emmanuel Macron spoke about their support of women's equality at the Forum on Wednesday according to this piece in France 24:

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Meet the Team: Sahana Raju

By RepresentWomen on June 24, 2021

Hello! My name is Sahana Raju and I’m originally from St. Louis, Missouri. I’ve always been interested in Government & International Relations which led me to Washington D.C. and The George Washington University! I’m now a senior studying International Development at The Elliott School of International Affairs.

 

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Meet the Team: Victoria Owusu Ansah

By RepresentWomen on June 23, 2021

My name is Victoria Owusu Ansah, and I was born and raised in France, but my motherland is Ghana, West Africa. I graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in International Development and a minor in Political Science from McGill University. In college, I explored different fields of interest such as international labor rights, Artificial Intelligence, and peacebuilding tactics. Subsequently, I have always tried to discuss these issues through diverse lenses such as gender, socioeconomic background, or race. Intersectionality has been a constant theme during my college research. It has allowed me to create more comprehensive and inclusive work and I hope to continue using it throughout my career.

 

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Meet the Team: Tiffany Kumar

By RepresentWomen on June 23, 2021

Hello! My name is Tiffany Kumar and I am honored and excited to be joining RepresentWomen this summer as a Research Intern. This coming fall, I will be a sophomore at Cornell University and majoring in industrial and labor relations while pursuing a double minor in Arab studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies through the university’s guaranteed transfer program. This program afforded me the opportunity to complete my Freshman year at a university of my choice; thus, I spent the last year attending American University’s School of Public Affairs.

 

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Meet the Team: Silver Byrd

By RepresentWomen on June 23, 2021

My name is Silver Byrd and I live in San Jose, California. I am an International Research Intern for RepresentWomen. I am currently completing my B.A. in Politics & International Affairs and Anthropology at Wake Forest University. After completing my bachelors, I hope to pursue a master’s degree in International Studies, followed by a JD in International Law.

 

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Meet the Team: Paige Chan

By RepresentWomen on June 23, 2021

Hi! My name is Paige Chan, and I am a Research Intern at RepresentWomen. I recently graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University - New Brunswick with a double degree in Political Science and Philosophy. Growing up, I always knew I wanted to work in politics, but I was confused about how exactly to apply myself outside of the stereotypical working on a campaign or as a representative. It was at Rutgers University that I discovered that research was a career pathway that satisfied both my desire to make a difference and my personal strengths.

 

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Meet the Team: Noelle Curtis

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.

 

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Meet the Team: Nicole Caputo-Ramos

By RepresentWomen on June 23, 2021

Hi, there! My name is Nicole Caputo-Ramos, and I’m an Outreach & Advocacy Intern! I was born in Colombia, but grew up in Darien, CT. I graduated this May from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Government and minors in Latin American/Latino Studies and French. I’m so happy to be joining RepresentWomen for the summer!



 

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Meet the Team: Nazlı Dakad

By RepresentWomen on June 23, 2021

Hello, Bonjour, Merhaba! My name is Nazlı Dakad. I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, but my parents immigrated from Turkey, and I am a proud Turkish-American. Currently, I am an undergraduate student at Stanford University planning on studying Earth Systems with a minor in Modern Languages. I am passionate about sustainable development and connecting with other humans, and I am excited to bring both into my work with RepresentWomen.

 

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Meet the Team: Katie Usalis

By RepresentWomen on June 23, 2021

My name is Katie Usalis, and I am an intern on the Outreach & Advocacy Team. After growing up in Cincinnati, OH and working as a Special Education Teacher in Colorado after undergraduate school, I have spent the last six years living and working in international development in Southeast Asia and Europe. I am currently living in Barcelona, Spain, where my husband and I relocated for my master’s studies. I will graduate this summer with a Master’s in International Development from the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (Barcelona Institute of International Studies).

 

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