Mount Holyoke College

Meet our Ambassadors

ImageName: Jessica L. Avery

PLEN Program: Women and Congress 2013

Major: Gender Studies Minor: Law and Public Policy

My Favorite PLEN Moment: We got the opportunity to speak with our State Representatives and Senators. I spoke with my Rep’s Chief of Staff and received priceless advice and information about working on Capital Hill.

Why I’m a PLEN Ambassador: PLEN gave me to opportunity to live and learn about Capital Hill. Not only do you get to feel the energy of Washington D.C. politics, but you get to practice professional skills such as resume writing and lobbying to people on Capital Hill.



552498_10150640413771105_528701104_9490990_2099991029_nName: Farima Afaq

PLEN Program: Women & International Policy 2013

Major: International Relations

Favorite PLEN Moment: Meeting professional women and building up a great career network.

Why I’m a PLEN Ambassador: I highly benefited from the PLEN program, and I really liked my experience at PLEN. Therefore, as a PLEN Ambassador, I would like to raise awareness of PLEN. So that more students could participate and benefit from the program as I did. I also would like to continue being in touch with the PLEN staff and make good relationships with other women professionals who will participate at PLEN in the future.