Alumnae Spotlight

Since 1978, PLEN has prepared thousands of women for leadership in the public policy field.  Women who have participated in our programs have gone on to be leaders in Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofits, and advocacy organizations.  Below are stories from some PLEN alumnae who were especially impacted by their PLEN experience.

Morgan Meneses-Sheets (1996, 1998), Program Manager, Reproductive Health Technologies Project

Shira Albagli (2012), Communications Associate, The Representation Project

Brittney Kohler (2008), Manager, Infrastructure Initiatives, American Society of Civil Engineers

Brittany Wynn (2009), Government Relations Specialist, National Alliance of Forest Owners

Whitney Terrill (2006), Specialist, U.S. Green Building Council

Jessica Byrd (2005, 2006), Manager of State Strategies, EMILY’s List

Alejandra Ceja (1995), Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, U.S. Department of Education

Kristin Haffert (1996), Founder and President, Haffert Global

Laurie Halverson (2000), Minnesota State Representative

Jamila Larson (1995), Executive Director, Co-Founder, Homeless Children’s Playtime Project

Amy Lin (2004), Deputy Policy and Organizing Director, Young Invincibles

Kakenya Ntaiya (2004), Founder and President, Kakenya’s Dream

Naomi Senkeeto (2001), Policy Director, BlueCross BlueShield Association (BCBSA)

Christine Turner (1995), Director, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Department of Commerce