Meet our Ambassadors
PLEN Program: Women and International Policy 2013
Major: History and Political Science
My Favorite PLEN Moment: Hearing Pamela Reeves speak about how she wound up being the Senior Advisor to the Nike Foundation and the United Nations- her career story was incredible, and her advice was invaluable. I’ve never heard a story that made me think that anything was possible as much as hers.
Why I’m a PLEN Ambassador: I had an amazing time at PLEN and want to give back! It was incredible to meet all those amazing women, and I would love to help women at my school get the same experience, especially because Newcomb designates grants for undergraduate women to attend!
Name:Paula Andrea Trucios
PLEN Program: Women & International Policy 2012
My Favorite PLEN Moment: Getting to meet diplomats from Canada and hearing about not only their professional lives but also how it has affected their personal life.
Why I’m a PLEN Ambassador: PLEN was a really great way for me to learn about the different ways to get involved in the international community. I believe that there are a lot of women at my school who are not necessarily studying about it but would love to get involved with the international community like me.
PLEN Program: Women and International Policy 2012
Major: Vocal Performance and Anthropology
Favorite PLEN Moment: My favorite PLEN moment was visiting Victoria at the Council on Foreign Relations. Hearing about her experiences in the Office of Foreign Service made me even more excited about pursing a career in International Policy!
Why I’m a PLEN Ambassador: I am a PLEN Ambassador because I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my passion for international policy with other undergraduate women. I want to be able to inspire other women to pursue their career goals, whether they be inside or outside the international policy field, and I believe that PLEN is an incredible opportunity to do that.
Incoming Ambassador 2014-2015
PLEN Program: Women and Policy in the Global Community 2014
Major: Latin America Studies and Political Science
Favorite PLEN Moment: Nearly fainting with overzealous glee when we entered the U.S. Department of State (and of course, the incredible discussion panels featuring inspiring, successful women in the Department that followed).
Why I’m a PLEN Ambassador: I want to replicate the same feeling of great opportunity, inspiration, and community that I felt throughout the entire PLEN experience (and afterward) for other passionate young women who are looking for a way to break into a variety of sectors in the D.C. area and beyond.