Research Intern


Research Intern

Posted on Interns on June 21, 2022

Victoria Hsieh (she/her) is a research intern who is a rising junior at Stanford University where she plans to major in Computer Science and minor in International Relations. She aspires to work in policy and research in the future. Victoria looks forward to learning from both her fellow interns and mentors this summer and making an impact on gender representation research.


Research Intern

Posted on Interns on June 21, 2022

Jenna Reed (she/her) is a Research Intern at RepresentWomen who was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently a junior at Stanford University studying Political Science with a concentration in Political Economy. Jenna became interested in feminism and gender equality at an early age, and is always eager to discuss the importance of women’s representation in not only politics but all aspects of society. In her free time, Jenna enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her two dogs. Jenna is also a tour guide and is more than happy to instruct her peers in the art of walking backwards.


Research Intern

Posted on Interns on June 21, 2022

Ava Mangold (she/her) was born and raised in Connecticut and is a rising senior at the University of Toronto in Canada with a double major in Political Science and Criminology. As a student in Canada, she has fostered a strong understanding of international politics through her experience living in a diverse city while also taking courses that range from Russian politics to Latin American politics. Ava hopes to use her knowledge of international politics as a RepresentWomen research intern to analyze women’s representation and leadership in other countries. As for her future endeavors—Ava is currently studying for the LSAT exam and is planning to attend law school in the fall of 2023. Often mistaken as the sorority-girl-turned-lawyer Elle Woods from the cult classic Legally Blonde, Ava plans on captivating future courtrooms and becoming the ultimate “girlboss”.


Research Intern

Posted on Interns on June 08, 2022

Sophie Dorf-Kamienny (she/her) is a research intern from Los Angeles, California. As a rising sophomore at Tufts University, she plans to major in Sociology and Community Health. Through research, Sophie hopes to help make gender parity achievable for the leaders of future generations. In her free time she enjoys going on long walks, playing guitar, and watching movies with friends.


Research Associate

Posted on Staff on January 26, 2022

Steph Scaglia, a research associate, 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.


Meet the Team: Rose

Posted on Blog by on November 17, 2020

In spite of my personal indecisiveness, RepresentWomen appealed to me and my dual interests in local and global politics. In particular, I was drawn to the quest to find and promote best practices for all levels of politics. As a student government senator, I have seen first-hand how changing the structure and function of a political body can lead to more effective outcomes (and hours of discussing and voting on by-laws). I hope to use this knowledge to guide my research internship at RepresentWomen this fall. 


Meet the Team: McKayla

Posted on Blog by on November 17, 2020

I knew then that electoral reform was a goal that I was deeply passionate about, and that I wanted to continue researching and working toward after graduation. I was thrilled to learn about RepresentWomen, and the critical work that they are doing to increase gender parity in the government. As a research intern, I am the most eager to study district design and ranked choice voting measures, but I am also looking forward to discovering new approaches to increasing female representation in politics.


Meet the Team: Fatma

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.


Meet the Team: Ashley

Posted on Blog by on November 17, 2020

Hi all! My name is Ashley Huang and I’m from San Diego, CA. My pronouns are she/her. Although I’m on a gap year right now, I’m a rising sophomore at Swarthmore College studying Economics and Art History. As a Research Intern, I’m super excited to contribute towards RepresentWomen’s incredible work this fall.


Meet the Team: Alisha

Posted on Blog on November 03, 2020

Hi! My name is Alisha Saxena and I am a senior at UCSD with a major in Political Science-Public Law and a minor in African American Studies. I am currently a Research Intern with the fabulous RepresentWomen team, working remotely from the Bay Area!