Women Government Fellowship Public Policy Makers

Abby Ramsarran, a summa cum laude graduate of the University at Albany, is among 10 young professionals selected to participate in the 2017 Fellows on Women and Public Policy program at the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society ( CWGCS ).

Ramsarrans field placement at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services ( NYSOCFS ) allows her an opportunity to study the mental health of women and children from immigrant backgrounds.

The fellowship provided an opportunity to delve in depth in issues that I am passionate about and explore policies that promote equity in public service and encourage government to be more responsive to the needs of women, children, families, and communities in New York, said Ramsarran, who received her bachelors degree in psychology.

Ramsarran is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work ( MSW ) at UAlbanys School of Social Welfare. Her dedication to serving disenfranchised populations charted her professional and educational pathways.

Arriving in Bronx, New York, I was amazed to see women as doctors, lawyers, and entrepreneurs which are roles quite different from the traditional womens roles seen in my native country, said Ramsarran, who is originally from Trinidad and Tobago.

She later relocated to Long Island, before coming to Guilderland, N.Y., for high school.

Eligibility Requirements

Matriculated students in graduate programs at all accredited colleges and universities in New York State. Applicants must have completed 12 graduate credits before applying, with degree completion scheduled after the fellowship.

Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in studies, research, employment or voluntary activities designed to improve the status of women and underrepresented populations.

Women Government Fellowship Public Policy Makers Deadline

  • Application Deadline : 1st September, 2017

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