Mitzuky Orellana

Seminar: Women Unlocking Nonprofits (2016)Occupation: Intake Coordinator, St. Anne'sEducation: MSW, University of Southern California; BA, Psychology and Sociology, Mount Saint Mary's University (PLEN Member) As a high school student at Saint Mary’s Academy in Los Angeles, Mitzuky was ready to pursue a career in health. She participated in a Health Careers Program that allowed her … Continue reading Mitzuky Orellana

PLEN Announces Discussions with Women Leaders on Capitol Hill and in Energy Policy

PLEN Announces Discussions with Women Leaders on Capitol Hill and in Energy Policy As part of the Leadership Connection Series, PLEN is bringing college women and women leaders in Washington, D.C. to discuss staff diversity on Capitol Hill and women’s leadership in energy policy WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2018 - In celebration of its 40th … Continue reading PLEN Announces Discussions with Women Leaders on Capitol Hill and in Energy Policy

How to Apply for a PLEN Scholarship

Attending a PLEN seminar can be a life-changing experience, but Washington DC is also an expensive city, and budgets are tight in college.  Because of this, PLEN offers scholarships for each of the six seminars offered.  PLEN scholarships normally cover registration, seminar, and hotel fees, but regardless of how much you may receive if your … Continue reading How to Apply for a PLEN Scholarship

PLEN Alumna Turned PLEN Intern

My relationship with PLEN began when I was a Sophomore at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. As a recent graduate, I can now say that this relationship has grown over time and continues to be an important part of my future career path. I first heard about PLEN during my first year at college. I … Continue reading PLEN Alumna Turned PLEN Intern

Learning Skills That Set Me Apart

I learned about PLEN from my roommate who attended the Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy seminar last year. After the seminar, my roommate came home and told me about this wonderful conference that gave her the opportunity to learn more about women with experience in the legal field. I was immediately enamored by the idea … Continue reading Learning Skills That Set Me Apart

Science, Technology, Policy – Oh My!

Union Station seemed to be the center of civilization as crowds of people entered and exited the metro early on a Wednesday morning. I was among the crowd, breakfast in my hand and newfound friends by my side. We were leaving the station en route to one of this country’s most important facilities: the Capitol … Continue reading Science, Technology, Policy – Oh My!

STEM Policy on the National and Local Levels

My PLEN journey began when preparation met chance. I had been actively working with individuals who were underrepresented in the STEM fields due to gender, race, and age throughout my graduate career. However, it wasn’t until recently that I began to think how I could merge my PhD degree with what I enjoyed to do … Continue reading STEM Policy on the National and Local Levels