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Congratulations to the 2019
EmpowHER, Cohort!

These 38 daring, tenacious, compassionate women have a passion for change and the drive to go out and make it happen. Through EmpowHER and our tribe of BA Women, they’re unstoppable. Follow their DC summer adventures on Instagram and get involved by backing a BA Woman.

 

  • Ophelia
    Adjei-Awuah
    From Malden, Massachusetts—Grad, Boston University

    Internship: National Peace Corps Association
    "I will go places where no one dares go, to shine a light on the problems facing vulnerable societies and contribute to making the world a better place."

  • Iman Ali From Williamson, Kentucky—Grad, Harvard University

    Internship: Muslim Public Affairs Council
    "I will uplift voices of those who have historically been silenced."
    Connect with Iman

  • Razan Badr From New Orleans, Louisiana—Undergrad, Loyola University

    Internship: Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit
    "I will change the world one person at a time."

  • Elizabeth Boyle From Manhasset, New York—Undergrad, University of Notre Dame

    Internship: U.S. Department of State
    "I will teach people to recognize the importance of religion and interreligious dialogue as a conduit for peacebuilding."

  • Amber Bynum From Lakewood, California—Grad, Penn State University

    Internship: Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
    "I will change the world by advocating for other women of color with the law."
    Connect with Amber

  • Daisha Carson From Mays Landing, New Jersey—Undergrad,
    Rutgers University

    Internship: America's Promise Alliance 
    "I will change the world by assembling new opportunities that will shift underrepresented communities into a space of reconciliation and equity within the community."
    Connect with Daisha

  • Amira Daugherty From Stone Mountain, Georgia—Undergrad,
    Agnes Scott College

    Internship: Congressman Hank Johnson
    "I will reshape how we think about education, healthcare, disabilities, and infrastructure revitalization in the not too distant future."
    Connect with Amira

  • Tiffany del Valle From Hialeah, Florida—Undergrad, Smith College

    Internship: Office of Congresswoman
    Frederica Wilson

    "I will make effective change in social justice advocacy."
    Connect with Tiffany

  • Erin Doolin From Orange County, California—Undergrad, Pennsylvania State

    Internship: U.S. Attorney's Office
    "I will protect survivors of gender-based violence."
    Connect with Erin

  • Daisy Flores From New York, New York—Grad, Baruch College

    Internship: Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs
    "I will advocate for marginalized groups globally through policy to reduce inequality."
    Connect with Daisy

  • Mary Elaine Hanna From Nashville, Tennessee—Undergrad, Vanderbilt University

    Internship: International Rescue Committee
    "I will fight for equity, opportunity, and justice for refugees and immigrants."

  • Sabrina Hunte From Newark, New Jersey—Undergrad, Bowdoin College

    Internship: North American Association for Environmental Education
    "I will change the world through a career in public service, getting a master’s degree, and joining the United States Foreign Service."
    Connect with Sabrina

  • Chiquita Jackson From Detroit, Michigan—Undergrad, University
    of Kansas

    Internship: National Institute for Civil Discourse
    and Poverty

    "I will change the world by defending and protecting those who are underrep-
    resented in society."
    Connect with Chiquita

  • Sophie Jacobson From Norfolk,
    Virginia—Undergrad,
    Georgetown University

    Internship: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    "I will pilot initiatives aimed at increasing justice worldwide."

  • Ashley Jazayeri From Helena, Montana—Undergrad, Carroll College

    Internship: Middle East Institute
    "I will achieve positive change in the perception of the MENA region in the U.S. through the conducting of research and participation in policy work."
    Connect with Ashley

  • Allison Joseph From Long Beach,
    California—Undergrad, Scripps College

    Internship: The Stern Group
    "I will empower, inspire and challenge women to be leaders in the creation of their own unique feminine identity."

  • Godsee Joy From Silver Spring, Maryland—Undergrad, Notre Dame

    Internship: Deloitte
    "I will bridge the gap between law and economics."
    Connect with Godsee

  • Danielle Kimbro From Atlanta, Georgia—Undergrad, Smith College

    Internship: Free the Facts
    "I will use history to continue to navigate ways of advocating for marginalized women of color."
    Connect with Danielle

  • Taylor King From Tulsa, Oklahoma—Undergrad, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

    Internship: Arnold Ventures
    "I will reduce the impact of money in the criminal justice system by pursuing strategic litigation to reform the indigent defense system and eliminate cash bail."

  • Hiu Yu Erica Lam From Hong Kong, China—Grad, George Washington University

    Internship: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    "I will support migrant domestic workers and facilitate change in vaccine policy through policy analysis and health care organization."
    Connect with Hiu Yu Erica

  • April Lopez From Highland Park, New Jersey—Undergrad,
    Rutgers University

    Internship: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
    "I will ensure the fair treatment of marginalized communities in the U.S."
    Connect with April

  • Maya Love From Centennial, Colorado—Undergrad, Claremont McKenna College

    Internship: U.S. Colorado Senator Michael Bennet
    "I will ensure Colorado’s rapid economic development empowers and preserves underserved and minority communities."
    Connect with Maya

  • Sofia Martinez From Chicago, Illinois—Undergrad, Grinnell College

    Internship: Benach &
    Collopy, LLP

    I will change the world through in law and public policy, with a focus on immigration and civil rights.”
    Connect with Sofia

  • Madeleine McCullough From Newtown, Pennsylvania—Undergrad, Boston College

    Internship: Food Research and Action Committee
    “I will change the world with mystrong belief in the global impact of dedication, and the pursuit of tangible change.”
    Connect with Madeleine

  • Jenna Morgenstern-Gaines From Boston,
    Massachusetts—Grad,
    Johns Hopkins University

    Internship: U.S. Department of State
    "I will start a health-tech company that serves patients in emerging markets."
    Connect with Jenna

  • Talyce Murray From Lansing, Michigan—Undergrad, Michigan
    State University

    Internship: Office of Congresswoman
    Elissa Slotkin

    "I will obtain my Masters in Social Work in order to become a family trauma advocate, hopefully working with our military community and their families."
    Connect with Talyce

  • An Nguyen From Riverside, California—Undergrad, University of California, Irvine

    Internship: Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
    "I will develop equitable and inclusive policies for communities of color facing discrimination and injustice."

  • Mykelle Richburg From Long Island, New York—Grad, George Washington University

    Internship: Montgomery County Council
    "I like to consider myself a change agent and look to leave a lasting impact on the global community."
    Connect with Mykelle

  • Alexandria Robinson From Novi, Michigan—Undergrad, Central Michigan University

    Internship: National Community Reinvestment Coalition
    "I will change the world by creating and managing programs that enhance diversity and inclusion in all areas of society, be it at home or abroad."
    Connect with Alexandria

  • Alexis Rufi From St. Paul, Minnesota—Undergrad, St. Olaf College

    Internship: Ayuda Immigration Firm
    "I will pursue a degree in the law in order to be an Immigration Lawyer with an emphasis on defense of children."
    Connect with Alexis

  • Sierra Salser From Arlington, Texas—Undergrad at Austin College

    Internship: Hera Hub
    "I will increase representation for minority women in leadership and professional positions."

  • Hsien-Tien Shen From Taiwan
    —Undergrad, Montgomery College

    Internship: DSFederal
    "I will help girls develop and succeed in the technology field, and will use my unique life experiences to advance the female role in this mostly-male industry."

  • Jacquelyn Sherman From Bucks County, Pennsylvania—Undergrad, West Chester University

    Internship: Securities and Exchange Commission
    "I will change the world through understanding corporate finance and pursuing a law degree."

  • May Teng From Jakarta, Indonesia—Undergrad,
    Georgetown University

    Internship: Fuller Project for International Reporting
    "I will increase the representation of women and underrepresented groups in mainstream media outlets."
    Connect with May

  • Thomasena Thomas From Florence, South Carolina—Undergrad, College of Charleston

    Internship: American Youth Policy Forum
    "I will implement career and technology education programs in high schools across America."
    Connect with Thomasena

  • Ella Vanderbilt-Fried From Chappaqua, New York—
    Grad, Boston University

    Internship: Impact
    Marketing + Communications

    "I will make data and research more accessible and engaging in order to promote health equity."
    Connect with Ella

  • Isamar Vaquero From Washington D.C.,—Grad, Pepperdine University

    Internship: U.S. Department
    of State

    "I will provide individuals of all backgrounds with the necessary resources and tools to be successful."
    Connect with Isamar

  • Rosa Vazquez From Guadalajara, Mexico—Undergrad, Harvard University

    Internship: Latino
    Victory Project

    "I will empower communities that have been systematically disenfranchised and through the diversification of historically exclusive institutions."