Shivangi Bhatia, 2016 Undergraduate Scholar
Shivangi is a rising junior at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, majoring in Political Science and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. When it comes to sexual violence prevention, Shivangi’s passion for women’s rights has led her to be a pro-active member on campus. Additionally this year, Shivangi created a program to increase menstrual health education in rural areas of India. Shivangi wishes to use the skills and experiences she gains through her internship at EMILY’s List, to launch a career in activism with women and girls living in communities of India. She hopes that by learning how to empower women domestically to get involved in politics, she can do so internationally in an effort to ensure that Indian laws are less oppressive and gendered.