It is our pleasure to announce that Rebecca Tisdale is this year’s winner of the WIPA: Women & Public Policy Essay Contest. Rebecca’s essay focused on raising the status and worth of girls through policies that increase the health and education levels of women and girls.
Gayle Lemmon, New York Times best-selling author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana was the judge of this year’s contest. It was tough choice as WIPA received so many outstanding entries.
As winner of the essay contest, Rebecca received a signed copy of Gayle Lemmon’s book The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.
Rebecca is currently a Masters of Public Affairs candidate at SciencesPo, Paris (’12). She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Human Biology, an interdisciplinary major combining biology and the social sciences. Before coming to the MPA, Rebecca conducted research in women’s health and interned at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health policy foundation based in Menlo Park, CA. She also worked post-graduation as a Course Associate for the Stanford Human Biology program, teaching anthropology, psychology, and health and environmental policy to Stanford undergraduates. After completing her studies at the MPA, Rebecca will attend medical school at Columbia University in order to ultimately work in the field of global health policy.
A warm congratulations also goes to our runners up:
- Joyce Tangpanjapon
- Xiren Wang
Thank you again to everyone who participated in this year’s essay contests. The submissions were exceptional and the support outstanding.