Barnard College

Meet our Ambassadors


Emily HarrisName: Emily Harris

PLEN Program: Women & International Relations  and Women & Public Policy

Major: English and Sociology

My Favorite PLEN Moment: Meeting the Diplomatic Staff of the Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique 

Why I’m a PLEN Ambassador: I am a PLEN Ambassador because I believe that every woman is entitled to the resources for a strong education in the various applications of politics on an national and international level. 


Dianna Yau

Name: Dianna Yau

PLEN Program: Women & International Policy 2013

Major: Economics and Psychology

My Favorite PLEN Moment: Visiting the Department of State on the International Policy Seminar.

Why I’m a PLEN Ambassador: I want to spread the word to other students on campus about this wonderful opportunity to become a leader while meeting other leaders in the public policy space.



Name: Myra Hyder

PLEN Program: Science and Health Policy 2014

Major: Classics/Philosophy; Minor: Science & Public Policy

My Favorite PLEN Moment: My favorite PLEN moment was hearing from Congresswoman Donna Edwards of District 4 of Maryland. I’m from Maryland, and hearing from one of our Congresswomen in person was such a great and unique experience. It was even better to know that she and I had similar interests in terms of women’s health and economic policy!

Why I’m a PLEN Ambassador: I am a PLEN ambassador because the PLEN seminar I attended was so eye-opening and inspiring for me. I was very confused about my career trajectory prior to PLEN, but the seminar not only taught me this was ok, but also opened my eyes to a number of unique and meaningful careers related to science and policy.