Rose Khattar is Co-Editor in chief of the Women’s Policy Journal. A second-year student in the Master’s in Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, she is dedicated to ending sexist oppression. While at HKS, she is consulting for the OECD on pay transparency laws and partnering with the World Bank on closing gender gaps in the Mashreq region. Last year, Rose was chair of the HKS’ Women in Power Caucus and a Research Assistant with the Women and Public Policy Program. Prior to joining HKS, Rose worked as an economist in the civil service, and as a policy advisor to an Australian Senator. Recently, her analysis of the effects of gender imbalances on gender norms was published in the Review of Economic Studies.
Amanda Said is Co-Editor in Chief of the Women’s Policy Journal. She is a second-year student in the Master’s in Public Policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she focuses on education policy. In particular, she is committed to dismantling structural inequality in education systems. Prior to joining HKS, Amanda worked on providing access to educational and professional opportunities to students of color in Detroit, MI.
Jenna Hussein is an Associate Editor for the Women’s Policy Journal. She is a second-year student across the Master in Public Policy program at Harvard Kennedy School and Master of Business Administration program at Stanford Business School. She is interested in novel technologies in emerging markets that address women’s needs, challenges facing women in the workplace, and the implications of the future of work for women. She spent the past summer working in Silicon Valley in Product at Loon (Google X), and prior to HKS, she worked at a sanitation startup in Nairobi and as an economic consultant in Los Angeles.
Nicole Venguer is an Associate Editor of the Women’s Policy Journal. She is a first-year student in the Master’s in Public Policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Nicole is focused on education issues within the United States particularly early education, and is passionate about understanding how the field directly relates to women’s empowerment and social mobility, specifically for women of color. Prior to HKS, Nicole worked in state government at the Massachusetts State House for five years as a legislative aide and later a research analyst for the education committee.
Aya Hijazi is a mid-career MPA student at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has studied law in Egypt and Conflict Analysis and Resolution in the United States. During the Arab Spring, she returned to Egypt where she established an NGO, Belady–An Island for Humanity. After the coup, police forces raided Belady and arrested Aya; she was imprisoned on fabricated charges for three years and was released after her case received international attention. She is now back in the US where she restarted Belady with a mission to defend human rights and freedom. She has written several articles for the Washington Post and has received a democracy award from the Project on Middle Eastern Democracy.
Stefani Jones is an Associate Editor of the Women’s Policy Journal and a first-year Master in Public Policy candidate at Harvard Kennedy School. At HKS, she is also a Belfer International and Global Affairs Student Fellow. Prior to joining HKS, Stefani worked at Microsoft leading state and local government communications, as well as at the White House during the final years of the Obama Administration, first in the Office of Communications and later as Special Assistant and Policy Advisor in the Office of Public Engagement. Her interests include technology and social policy, as well as human rights and conflict resolution.
Ratna Gill is a public policy student at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is the former Head of Communications & Advocacy at Aangan India, a Mumbai-based nonprofit dedicated to preventing child trafficking, hazardous labor, early marriage, and abuse & exploitation. Prior to that, she worked at Living Cities, a philanthropy dedicate to creating opportunity for people of color in the United States. Ratna graduated from Harvard University in 2016 with a degree in Economics. In her free time, Ratna enjoys writing and making music.
Merrit Stüven is an Associate Editor of the Women’s Policy Journal. She is a first-year Master’s in Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she is deepening her commitment to economic and social equity through human rights and gender policy lenses. Before HKS, Merrit worked at the International Rescue Committee, where she served as a workplace union representative in addition to her role managing grants focused on education and violence prevention, and previously at Kakenya’s Dream, an organization working to end child marriage and female genital mutilation.
Leslie Grueber is an Associate Editor of the Women’s Policy Journal and a first year in the Master’s in Public Policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is passionate about promoting gender equity and achieving economic justice for women and those who experience marginalization due to their gender identity. Prior to HKS, Leslie spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, where she focused on community-based financial inclusion projects with female artisans, and she served as the chair of the Gender and Development Committee. Leslie also worked in management consulting in Chicago, where she took particular interest in partnering with leadership on diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives aimed at stemming the outsized attrition among women and employees of color.
Diane Liang is a Master in Public Policy 2021 candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. She comes to HKS with the intent to explore issues around: gender, sex, and violence; human security; and international norms enforcement. Before HKS, she served as a research assistant at the Brookings Institution, under the John L. Thornton China Center. She received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, where she completed a joint degree in economics and political science. She has studied Mandarin, French, Modern Standard Arabic, and Italian, and also speaks Cantonese.
Megan Linquiti is an Associate Editor for the Women’s Policy Journal. A second-year student in the Master’s in Public Policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School, she focuses on Social and Urban Policy with a specific interest in how philanthropic organizations can support movements for gender equity and racial justice. Megan is also a co-chair of the Women’s Caucus at HKS. Prior to HKS, she worked in the philanthropic sector with a focus on economic policy, data, and technology.