Cohort 2016

Rana Abdelhamid

Rana Abdelhamid

UN Women, Jordan

Working with UN Women in Jordan to better understand and address the needs of Syrian female refugees in the Za’atari camp, Rana developed advocacy tools on issues of women’s economic empowerment, leadership, and access to resources.

Raafi Alidina

Raafi Alidina

Frost Included, UK

Raafi worked at Frost Included where he designed and implemented behavioural insights interventions to improve gender, racial, and LGBT equality in organizations. He worked under a former Women and Public Policy Program Fellow Stephen Frost to both implement Frost Included's diversity and inclusion programs and improve their strategy using cutting edge behavioural insights research.

Jorge Andrés Tapia

Jorge Andrés Tapia

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

At the OECD, Jorge conducted research on policies to increase the representation of women in corporate decision-making bodies. The goals were to better understand the dynamics that have led to the current low availability of senior level corporate positions for women and identify policies that have been successful on increasing their opportunities.

Adanna Chukwuma

Adanna Chukwuma

Health Policy Research Group, University of Nigeria, Nigeria

In partnership with the Health Policy Research Group at the University of Nigeria, Adanna conducted a mixed methods study on the engagement of Traditional Birth Attendants for postnatal care demand-generation among mothers with non-facility births in Nigeria. Informed by a recently completed qualitative pilot study, she identified the causal impact of performance-based incentives in increasing postnatal care referrals of non-facility births by TBAs through a randomized controlled trial.

Cici Coquillette

Cici Coquillette

Rise Up, Oakland, USA

Cici worked with Rise Up to evaluate and advance cutting-edge innovations in the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement. Rise Up invests in young leaders in Southeast Asia, Africa, and the southern United States pursuing innovative projects related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Cici worked with Youth Champions and other key stakeholders to assess the impact of these projects.

Yvette Efevbera

Yvette Efevbera

Brigham and Women's Hospital Division of Global Health Equity, Guinea

As an intern with the Brigham and Women Hospital’s (BWH) Division of Global Health Equity, Yvette Efevbera, M.Sc., conducted independent research under Division Chief Dr. Paul E. Farmer on understanding problems affecting young women in Guinea following the 2014-15 Ebola crisis. Findings support her ongoing dissertation research, which quantitatively and qualitatively assesses how girl child marriage affects the health, development, and well-being of women and their children, and will be shared with BWH affiliates and the Office of the President to strengthen health systems activities following the Ebola epidemic.

Emily Franchett

Emily Franchett

Research Program on Children and Global Adversity, Rwanda

Emily worked with Harvard's Research Program on Children and Global Adversity to support the Family Strengthening Intervention for Early Childhood Development (FSI-ECD), a model that uses home visiting and coaching to encourage responsive parent-child interactions and discourage violence and harsh punishment among families living in extreme poverty. Emily created a tool to track financial data and supporting partners at the World Bank in designing a cost effectiveness analysis.

Tanvi Girotra

Tanvi Girotra

G(irls)20, Canada

Tanvi created an impact assessment framework through which G(irls)20 will be able better understand their influence on the lives of the girls and women they have invested in. She assessed their strategy for previous summits since 2010 and helped them be better prepared for programs in the future.

Marcela Gutiérrez Bernal

Marcela Gutiérrez Bernal

IMAGO Global Grassroots (IMAGOGG), India

Marcela worked at IMAGO Global Grassroots, an NGO that helps women grassroots organizations scale-up their impact. In particular, she met with members of two of the biggest organizations in rural India (PRADAN-TRI and SRIJAN) in order to clearly identify their theory of chain, detect particular areas of improvement and design implementable action plans, perform capacity building, and lay the grounds to implement project driven iterative adaptation.

Molly Kellogg

Molly Kellogg

UN Women, Uganda

This summer, Molly worked on the ground to assist the UN Women's Peace and Security team in Uganda to address humanitarian crises and quell levels of gender-based violence within the South Sudanese refugee population in northern Uganda. Additionally, Molly supported the team's efforts to advance gender equality through the drafting and implementation of national policy that promotes women's rights.

Morgan McDaniel

Morgan McDaniel

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), NYC, USA

Morgan worked in the evaluation office at the United Nations Population Fund, which drives the organization's accountability to stakeholders and supports evidence-based decision-making. Applying evaluation skills learned at HKS, Morgan collected and analyzed key indicator data for program countries to develop case studies and conduct financial analysis.

Hemakshi  Meghani

Hemakshi Meghani

BRAC, Bangladesh

Hemakshi worked at BRAC in Bangladesh to create strategy and evaluation indicators for gender justice and diversity initiatives, which reduce violence and discrimination against women. These programs impact around 20 million people in the country, and engage citizens, civil society organizations and policy makers to change attitudes and create sustainable impact.

Tess O'Brien

Tess O'Brien

HeForShe Campaign, UN Women, NYC, USA

Tess worked with the HeForShe Campaign at UN Women in New York. She worked directly with the Head of the HeForShe Initiative on developing the campaign’s strategy to engage more people and deepen its impact. Specifically, Tess managed the development of a gender equality toolkit that will engage with the campaign’s impact champions to identify best practices across the private, public, and education sectors.

Tom O'Bryan

Tom O'Bryan

Office of the Quartet, Jerusalem

Tom worked as a governance and policy advisor in the Office of the Quartet, the official diplomatic representative of the United Nations, United States, European Union and Russia in Israel and Palestine. Tom supported the Quartet's work to build the institutions of a viable and peaceful Palestinian state that effectively promotes gender equality in Palestinian society.

Samia Osman

Samia Osman

American Medical Women's Association, USA

Samia served as the National Student President at the American Medical Women’s Association, a non-profit organization that functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. With WAPPP’s support, Samia built a virtual platform on the AMWA webpage to promote Sex and Gender Medicine, enabling the medical community and the public to understand how sex and gender are important yet frequently neglected factors that affect health.

Dyah Ramadhani

Dyah Ramadhani

UN Women, NYC, USA

This summer, Dyah worked directly with the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of UN Women to support special projects of the HeForShe campaign. She helped the campaign achieve its ambitious goal to consolidate commitments from the private sector, government, and universities partners while simultaneously accelerating grassroots movements through the dissemination of an ‘action toolkit’ and other resources.

Sophie Tkemaladze

Sophie Tkemaladze

Parliament of Georgia, Georgia

Sophie interned at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. She worked with the Chair of the Committee on the development, assessment, communication, and outreach of foreign policy of Georgia as well as on the pre-election campaign for the October 2016 Parliamentary elections.

Nyasha Weinberg

Nyasha Weinberg

Department for Education, UK

Nyasha worked with the Department for Education's Early Years and Child Poverty team on the UK's Child Poverty Strategy. She was based in Whitehall, London and assisted with a range of tasks including conducting research on the relationship between labor force participation and child poverty, data gathering and analysis.