Jillian Lopez is the Program Coordinator of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), the only national organization with the sole focus of preparing college women for careers in public policy. Based in Washington, D.C., Jillian is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of PLEN program initiatives and recruitment of college women nationwide.
Jillian previously interned with Women’s Information Network (WIN), DC’s premier professional, political, and social network dedicated to empowering young, pro-choice, Democratic women. As their intern, Jillian’s responsibilities included managing the daily operations of the organization, serving as the initial point of contact with membership, functioning as the only staff in the office during business hours and supporting WIN’s 12 member Executive Committee.
Jillian graduated from Truman State University in 2010 with a BA in Spanish and Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Global Development. After graduating, she was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and worked as an ESL assistant at a university in Venezuela for ten months.