Gina Chirillo, Acting Advisor, Gender
Gina Chirillo is the acting gender advisor at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), where she provides technical assistance to IFES' work empowering women in politics and promoting inclusive elections and democratic processes. She has authored gender analyses in Ukraine and Iraq and serves as the program manager for IFES’ “Women, Peace and Security Indicators” project. Chirillo joined IFES as a research officer in the Center for Applied Research and Learning, focusing on projects on electoral leadership, cybersecurity in elections and electoral integrity.
Previously, Chirillo served as the coordinator in the office of the president at the Institute for Women's Policy Research and as the managing editor of the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy. She also worked as a gender and women's political participation specialist at the National Democratic Institute. Chirillo holds a master's degree in public policy with a concentration in women's, gender and sexuality studies from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and French from Emory University.