Kaddy Jabbi is a Master's in International Development candidate at American University, with a concentration in Gender, Peace, and Development. As an Admin and Development Intern at RepresentWomen this fall, Kaddy will work closely with the Executive Director to learn more about how nonprofits are started and managed, and how to work with donors.
Saanika Kumar is a junior at George Washington University who is currently pursuing her Psychology degree. She chose to intern at RepresentWomen because she saw the inequality taking place all over the world and how especially prevalent it is in the political setting. Saanika has also had a passion for animal rights and all of the pets she has back home are rescued. She really is looking forward to working at RepresentWomen!
Juliana “Jules” Schifferes is a senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, majoring in Political Science. As a research intern, she produces fact sheets and background information memoranda for use by her colleagues, especially for academic research. Juliana lives in Maryland. Outside of work, she indulges her love of literature. Her current favorite read is The Dove’s Necklace by Raja Alem. She hails from the Washington metropolitan area.
Julia Comino (she/her) is a first-year student at American University in Washington, DC studying Political Science and Journalism. Growing up in Mississippi, Julia became invested in advocating for climate justice after witnessing the detrimental effects that climate change has already had on her home state. Julia founded the Environmental Club and Charity Garden at her high school to educate her peers on climate justice issues and combat food insecurity in her community. Having grown up in a predominantly female household, Julia has always been an advocate for women’s rights. Through her work with the Mississippi Youth Against Sexual Violence Organization, Julia worked to educate Mississippi youth on how to address sexual violence and expand comprehensive Sex Education in her state.
As a Communications Intern with RepresentWomen, Julia works closely with Kaycie Goral, the Digital Media Manager, on projects for the organization’s website, social media platforms, and marketing campaigns. When she’s not studying for classes or doing work for her internship, Julia is exploring DC and seeking out the best coffee shop in the city.
Abigail Herbst is a senior at George Washington University studying Political Science and Public Policy and is very excited to work as a Research Intern with RepresentWomen this fall. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Abigail is looking forward to using her passion and knowledge of politics, policy and equality to bridge gender and racial gaps in our government on local, state, and national levels. When she is not interning or in school, Abigail loves to be active and spend time outside, read books and explore different neighborhoods and restaurants in DC.
Posted on Interns on June 16, 2021
Noelle Curtis is a senior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in International Studies and an Outreach and Advocacy intern with RepresentWomen. After graduation, she hopes to 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. As a young Korean American woman, Noelle hopes to transform the way we view women of color in positions of power and leadership towards building a more sustainable, equitable future. She looks forward to building on her experience at RepresentWomen and learning more about the political advocacy space.
In her free time, Noelle loves to read books, drink coffee, and discover more ways to engage in sustainable living!
Being a woman of color who is deeply committed to equity and equality, I look forward to working to reduce the gap in representation to create a legislature that is not only gender balanced but ethnically diverse. Gender disparities exist everywhere - politics, science, business, you name it - there is a lack of female leadership. This can only change when our representation and our leaders include more women. As an outreach intern for RepresentWomen, I’m excited to advocate and push for a more gender balanced cabinet in the upcoming elections.
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.
Posted on Blog by 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.
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!