Communications Intern

Posted on Interns on January 26, 2022

Ria Deshmukh is a Senior at Virginia Tech majoring in Criminology and Sociology. As a  college student, Ria believes that education should be used to create lasting change. She uses the things she learns in class to help the Blacksburg community by community organizing and spreading awareness. When she is not in school she enjoys painting, watching movies, and spending time with her loved ones. In the future, she hopes to go to grad school and work for a research institution.

Research Intern

Posted on Interns on January 26, 2022

Steph Scaglia, a research intern, is originally from Silicon Valley, California and currently a senior at New York University Shanghai. She is pursuing a degree in Political Science and looks forward to starting a Master’s in Political Theory this fall. Steph is passionate about electoral reform, combating climate change, and understanding identity politics. During her free time you can find her riding her bike, at the yoga studio, or at happy hour.

Communications Intern

Posted on Interns on January 26, 2022

Alyssa Toppi is a first-year student at American University majoring in Political Science and a communications intern at RepresentWomen. She hopes to use her position to help inspire people throughout the country to fight for equal gender representation in government. After graduation, Alyssa hopes to run for office in their hometown and pursue a career in legislation with an emphasis on Women’s and LGBTQ+ issues. In their free time, Alyssa loves to go to the gym, swim, and explore the DC with a camera in hand!


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Research Associate

Posted on Staff on October 06, 2021

Fatma Tawfik is a Research Associate at RepresentWomen. Driven by her passion for politics, international relations, gender equality, and human rights, Fatma pursued her education and graduated with a political science degree from Bani-Suef University in 2020. After gaining some professional experience, Fatma plans to return to school to continue her studies. After grad school, Fatma hopes to work as a professor teaching international relations, while continuing to raise her voice against gender inequality and the importance of women empowerment. Fatma's dream is to become a role model for women and girls, especially, girls from developing countries so they can pursue their dreams and fight for them.

Development Intern

Posted on Interns on September 30, 2021

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!


Posted on About Us on September 03, 2021

RepresentWomen is a 501 c3 nonpartisan nonprofit organization working to change the system to provide women equal access to both appointed and elected offices. Instead of placing the burden of change on the shoulders of individual women, we advocate for institutional reforms that will help women run, win, serve, and lead at rates equal to men. Some of the reforms we advocate for include recruitment targets for party leaders so more women run, multi-winner ranked-choice voting so more women win, fairer legislative rules (i.e. proxy voting) so more women serve, and gender-balanced appointments so more women lead. 

At RepresentWomen, we believe that a strong democracy requires equal representation for women across ideological, racial, socioeconomic, and geographic lines. Through research and advocacy, we are paving the way for women in American politics-- not just for some women today, but for all women for good. To learn more about our work before you apply, we encourage you to explore our website and familiarize yourself with Our Challenge. Our SolutionsOur Research, and Our Advocacy.

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Research Intern

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!

Meet the Team: Taylor Herrick

Posted on Blog by on June 19, 2020