Betsy Fischer Martin Executive Director, Women & Politics Institute and Executive in Residence SPA - Government

Betsy Fischer Martin is an Emmy-winning journalist and TV news executive. Currently she is Executive Director of AU School of Public Affairs' Women


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Karen O'Connor Jonathan N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science SPA - Government

Karen O’Connor is the Jonathan N. Helfat Distinguished Professor of Political Science at American University, where she previously served as Chair of the Department of Government. She is an expert


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My-Lien Le Assistant Director, WPI SPA - Government

My-Lien completed her M.A. in Comparative Politics of Gender & Development from American University in 2010. In 2008, My-Lien received her graduate certificate in Women, Policy & Political Leadership


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Julie Russell Part Time Staff

Julie is an experienced consultant with a Master of Science Degree in Economics. She is skilled in communications, event management, fundraising, nonprofit organizations, project management, and strat


Sydney Weiss Hourly Wages

Sydney Weiss is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Political Science with a concentration in American Government. Her research interests include social activism and mental health


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Evyn Anderson

Evyn is a PhD student at American University with a concentration in American Politics.  She is interested in gender equity and specifically how gender equity at home impacts parity in larger social,


Jamie Schoshinski Part Time Staff

Jamie Schoshinski is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree with a planned concentration in environmental policy. She graduated from Temple University in 2017 with a degree in political s