Senior Policy Advisor, International Programs, Population Reference Bureau
Stephanie Perlson is a senior policy advisor in International Programs, joining PRB in 2019. She helps lead the PACE Project’s Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) and is the co-chair of the GBV Task Force. Perlson has over 10 years of experience focusing on promoting gender equality, gender-based violence prevention, adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights, engaging men and boys, and preventing violence against children. She has synthesized program and academic research to inform program and policy development, writing and contributing to reports and other gray literature, and provided technical support to those conducting policy advocacy at subnational levels. She began her career in HIV prevention, working with youth to establish youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services and a women’s empowerment organization in Botswana as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Perlson holds a master’s degree in political science from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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