Journal Staff

Diana Barnes
Co-Editor in Chief
Poornima Rajeshwar
Co-Editor in Chief

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte O’Herron
Allicen Dichiara
Elizabeth Zwart
Laura Ospina
Rose Khattar
Rashmi Singh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diana Barnes 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 studies cyberwarfare, use of force issues, and international law. Diana is also a chair of the Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development group at Harvard and a volunteer, Spanish-language case manager for the D.C. Abortion Fund. Prior to joining HKS, Diana worked as a research consultant for the Education Advisory Board where she published studies on diversity in the academy and university responses to Title IX.

 

Poornima Rajeshwar is a second year Master in Public Policy candidate at the Kennedy School. Her work experience spans over a range of issues such as microfinance, legislative and democratic processes and the criminal justice system in India. At Harvard she hopes to deepen her understanding of political violence, international law and feminism. In addition to her involvement with the journal, Poornima is part of Human Rights Professional Interest Council (student group at HKS) and is doing research on gender-based violence risk mitigation initiatives in areas of conflict with Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Women in War program.

 

Charlotte O’Herron is an editor for the Women’s Policy Journal. A first-year student in the Master’s in Public Policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School, she is passionate about finding evidence-based solutions to a variety of domestic social and urban issues. Prior to joining HKS, Charlotte worked as a research analyst for MDRC, where she helped implement a large-scale evaluation of an innovative program to help low-income fathers with parenting and economic stability.

 

Allicen Dichiara is a second-year student in the Master’s in Public Policy program at the Harvard Kennedy School, studying Political and Economic Development. Allicen is focused on gender issues in international development, particularly female entrepreneurship and international healthcare. She spent the past summer working with female entrepreneurs in India on sustainable agricultural programs, and she spent last year working part-time a startup that aims to provide access to maternal healthcare for migrants from Myanmar. Prior to HKS, Allicen worked in economic consulting, focused on life sciences and the differences in disease burdens on women.

 

Elizabeth Zwart is an editor of the Women’s Policy Journal.  She is a first-year student across the Masters in Public Policy program at Harvard Kennedy School and the Master of Business Administration program at Harvard Business School.  She is passionate about understanding how gender informs and is informed by our society, and she is interested in challenging gendered norms that marginalize and oppress.  Prior to joining HKS, Elizabeth worked in consulting with McKinsey & Company focusing on healthcare, education, and the public sector.

 

Laura Ospina is an Associate Editor of the Women’s Policy Journal. She is a Master’s in Public Administration (Mid-Career) candidate at Harvard Kennedy School. This is her second year at Harvard, as she received her Master’s in International Education Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2019. She has 8 years of experience in nonprofit program and project management. In addition Laura has worked in the international education sector and is passionate about women’s education and international development. Prior to HKS she worked at World Learning in DC and at Heart for Change, a Colombian nonprofit that collaborated with the Colombian Ministry of Education.

 

Rose Khattar is an Associate Editor of the Women’s Policy Journal. A first-year student in the Master’s in Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, she is dedicated to achieving women’s economic empowerment. Rose is also chair of the Women in Power Caucus at Harvard. 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.

 

Rashmi Singh is an Associate Editor for the Women’s Policy Journal at HKS.  She is an ED. M. Candidate in International Education Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  She is the HGSE representative for the External Advocacy Committee and a member of the HLS Negotiators project team for the HNMCPPodcasts.  Prior to graduate school, She taught English at Chazen Business School at Columbia University to International Students and launched a Hindi school for adults and children implementing a curriculum that she designed.  Rashmi is an award winning actress, singer-songwriter, and screenwriter.  Find out more at www.EverythingRashmi.com