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 2018

Amiya Bhatia

Amiya Bhatia

HSPH, ScD 2019
The Harvard India Center
Mumbai, India
Mia Blakstad

Mia Blakstad

HSPH, MSc/DPhil. 2022
Ifakara Health Institute
Elizabeth Castro

Elizabeth Castro

HGSE 2018
Office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal
Washington, D.C.
Gabriel Costa

Gabriel Costa

MPA 2019
Centre of Compentence on Humanitarian Negotiation / Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Cambridge, MA
Lamees El sadek

Lamees El-Sadek

HSPH, DrPH 2019
U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson
Washington, D.C. and Mississippi
Martha Lee

Martha Lee

MPP 2019
Save the Children Deutschland
Berlin, Germany
Dina Montemarano

Dina Montemarano

MPP 2019
Civic Nation, United State of Women Gender Equity Campaign
Washington, D.C.
Linh Nguyen

Linh Nguyen

MPP 2019
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Jana Pohorelsky

Jana Pohorelsky

MPP 2019
The City of Detroit Mayor’s Office Innovation Team
Detroit, MI
Friederike Strub

Friederike Strub

MPP 2019
World Bank and UN Women Nepal
Washington, D.C. and Kathmandu, Nepal
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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 Distric 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)