Research Intern


Research Intern

Posted on Interns on September 30, 2021

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.


Research Intern

Posted on Interns on September 30, 2021

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.


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: 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!


Meet the Team: Maria Gramajo

Posted on Blog by on June 19, 2020

Meet the Team: Lola Solis

Posted on Blog by on June 19, 2020