Stephanie Román joined IWPR as the Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow in September 2013. Before joining IWPR, Stephanie spent a year abroad as a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico City researching the obstacles grassroots women’s organizations face in the area of project implementation. Stephanie graduated from Pomona College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Gender & Women’s Studies. As an undergraduate at Pomona College, she worked as a research assistant with professors in the History department and developed an independent research-based thesis project on Arab migration to Latin America in the 20th century. Her research and public policy interests include immigration, education, and work-life balance, with a special interest in the intersections of gender, race, and class. Stephanie looks forward to contributing to research that addresses the needs of women and expanding her knowledge of national policy issues.