Salma Elakbawy is a policy analyst at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Within her role she is responsible for creating policy advocacy materials for federal and state policymakers, coalition partners, the media and the public while analyzing policy implications of relevant legislation, regulations, and executive actions. She graduated with a B.A in political science with a minor in women’s and gender studies and an M.A. in political science and global policy studies with a concentration in women’s rights from Rutgers University. She is also a proud Douglass Woman. Salma is a recipient of the Emily Hickman Award for Global Understanding, the RAAA award for continuing graduate studies, and the Douglass Alumnae Fellowship Award. As a political scientist her expertise lies in intersectional feminist theory and analyzing policy through a gendered lens. Salma brings over 6 years of research experience to IWPR. She has worked for organizations such as the Institute for Research on Women, the Feminist Majority Foundation, and the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Salma has had her work published in Feminist Campus and Ms. Magazine.