Written by National Association of Women Judges|September 29, 2020|News
Avantika (Avanti) Ramanthan is the NAWJ Marketing Intern. She is examining our social media platforms, will collect engagement data, post messages and review the NAWJ website. Avanti is a sophomore at George Washington University majoring in International Affairs and is interested in immigration law. She currently serves at the Vice President of Marketing for Sigma Iota Rho, the Elliott School of International Affairs honor society. Avanti applied to NAWJ because of the opportunities given to encourage the representation of women in the political atmosphere”.
My first year at the Elizabeth J. Somers Women’s Leadership Program gave me the platform to advocate for equal justice specific to my gender and ethnicity. I have continued this mission by conducting research on the socio-political impact on domestic policies through the work of women leaders. After discovering the part-time Fall 2020 internship for the National Association of Women Judges, I was excited to apply because of the opportunities given to encourage the representation of women in the political atmosphere. As a sophomore at the George Washington University pursuing a B.A. in International Affairs and a minor in organizational sciences, I am looking to gain experience through organizations dedicated to women’s rights.
I began a leadership role with Sigma Iota Rho, the Elliott School of International Affairs honor society as the vice president of marketing––through which, I created a social media takeover campaign to connect members from around the world, promote talks, live events, and online lectures from academics within the international affairs industry. This role strengthened my communication skills, knowledge of social media platforms, and website management. In addition, I was selected as a panelist at the 2019 Women's Leadership Program Conference to present a research paper on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the impact she has made on women of color in United States history through a biographical context. I have worked in the law offices of Sikal, Adhipathi and Rowles, LLC in Alpharetta, Georgia. As a student who had undergone the immigration process herself, I found this experience to be incredibly valuable, as it sparked my enthusiasm for immigration law.