Teaching and Training

Harvard Kennedy School students are the world’s current and future leaders. WAPPP equips students with a sharp gender lens and a honed policy toolkit through experiential learning, a nonpartisan political campaign practicum From Harvard Square to the Oval Office, and our flagship course, Closing the Global Gender Gap. We ensure students graduate empowered and prepared to engage the world’s most pressing problems.

WAPPP Summer Interns 2021

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Elected Oval Office Alumnae

Jennifer Benson, HKS '15 & Oval Office '15

MA State Representative of the 37th Middlesex District (2009 - present)

Stefani Carter, HLS/HKS ’05 & Oval Office '05

Texas House of Representatives from District 102 (2010 - 2014)

Nancy Chaires Espinoza, HKS ’06 & Oval Office '05

School Board Member, Elk Grove Unified School District, CA (2015 - present)

Tamar Chugoshvili, HKS ’15 & Oval Office '15

Member of the Parliament of Georgia (2016 - present)
First Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament (2016 - present)

Sharon Clarke, HKS '12 & Oval Office '12

Civil Court Judge, Brooklyn, NY (2014 - present)

Marjorie Decker, HKS '07 & Oval Office '06

MA State Representative of the 25th Middlesex District (2012 - present)

Amélie de Montchalin, HKS '14 & Oval Office '14

Member of Parliament, Deputy of the 6th District of Essone, France (2017 - present)

Alexandra Dublanche (Goujon), HKS ’12 & Oval Office ’11
Deputy-Mayor of Sartrouville, France (March 2014 - present)

Lori Ehrlich, HKS ’05 & Oval Office ’05

MA State Representative of the 8th Essex District (2008 - present)

Meredith Fascett, HKS ’05 & Oval Office ’05

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood, Washington, D.C. (2014 - present)

Michelle Fay, HKS ’11 & Oval Office ’11

VT State Representative of Caledonia-3 District (2012 - 2014)

Ann-Margaret Ferrante, HKS ’18 & Oval Office ’17

MA State Representative of the 5th Essex District (2009 - present)

Heather Hamilton, HKS ’16 & Oval Office ’16

Brookline, MA Board of Selectmen (2017 - present)

Brune Poirson, HKS ’17 & Oval Office ’17

Member of Parliament for the 3rd District of Vaucluse, France (2017 - present)

Maria Syms, HKS ’14 & Oval Office ’14
Town Councilwoman, Town Council of Paradise Valley, AZ (2015 - 2016)
AZ State Representative of  District 28 (2017 - present)

Michelle Wu, HLS ’12 & Oval Office ’11

Councilmember At-Large, City Council of Boston, Massachusetts (2013 - present)
Boston City Council President (2016 - present)

Hilda Zacarías, HKS ’06 & Oval Office ’06

City Councilmember, City Council of Santa Maria, California (2006 - 2010)