The Gender and Policy Network has a growing and active membership of students, alumni, practitioners, and faculty. These pages will list our membership rosters and, when available, provide links to short biographies and contact information.

Francisca Vidal
2018-19 GPN Co-Chair

Francisca Vidal was born and raised in Santiago de Chile. She studied industrial engineering and earned a Master in Management and Public Policy at Universidad de Chile. Upon graduation, she started working at the Center for Public Systems, a research center focused on the improvement of management capabilities of the Chilean…

Paloma Bellatin
2018-19 GPN Co-Chair

Paloma Bellatin was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She studied political science and interned at the think tank GRADE on projects related to segregation, gender and violence in rural areas. After graduating top of her class, she worked in the Social Protection Division of the FAO-UN Rome headquarters on policy support regarding…

Cleo Hirsch
2017-18 GPN Co-Chair

Cleo Hirsch grew up in Hull Massachusetts, a small beach town south of Boston. She has a bachelors degree from Tufts University in political science and American studies. At Tufts she played varsity soccer and worked for a non-profit designing and implementing environmental education programs for local kids. After college she lived in New York…

Karen L. McGuinness
Associate Dean for Graduate Education
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
GPN Advisor
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Maggie Clay Menold
2017-18 GPN Co-Chair

Maggie Clay Menold is a native of Virginia and grew up outside of Washington, D.C. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in French and a minor in drama. Prior to coming to the Woo, Maggie worked for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) with the Regional Tuberculosis, Malaria and…

Bindiya Patel, MPA '02

Bindiya Patel grew up in the liberal college town of Iowa City where she learned that there were a lot of problems in the world and that she could have an impact. She studied environmental engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and spent one semester in India. After graduating from Cornell, she spent three years in Washington, DC…

Ana Cristina Alonso Soria
2017-18 GPN Co-Chair

Ana Cristina Alonso Soria grew up in San Luis Potosí, a beautiful colonial city in central Mexico. In 2011 she was selected into the Yale Visiting International Student Program. After spending her junior year as an undergrad in Yale College, she returned to San Luis to earn her B.A. in international business at Tecnológico de Monterrey. She…