2015-2016 Fellows

gingerelliAntoinette Gingerelli is a member of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program and a proud member of Douglass Residential College. She is pursuing majors in Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in International and Global Studies. On campus, Antoinette serves as President of Douglass Friends of UNFPA where she found a passion for global health. She is also President of the Rutgers Women's Political Caucus, working to encourage women to run for public office and become actors in the political sphere. Further exploring her interest in civic engagement, Antoinette is the Student Coordinator for RU Voting and National Campaign Ambassador for the Harvard Political Institute this year. As an Aresty Research Assistant this past year, Antoinette worked with Professor Cynthia Daniels of the Political Science Department on her project, "Informed or Misinformed Consent? Abortion Policies and their Integrity in the United States"; she is now a Peer Instructor for the Aresty program. Off campus, she serves as the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Youth Representative to the United Nations, a County Committeewoman in her hometown and Ms. EduCare 2015 for EduCare Foundation Inc. In addition, Antoinette is a Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Fellow, Young People for (YP4) and Institute for Women's Leadership Scholar. In the future, Antoinette plans to pursue a career in social policy reform focusing on health and education. She hopes to empower women and ensure they are represented in decision-making regarding public policy.