Jessica Lopez wouldn't have been in Washington, DC if her friend hadn't encouraged her to go to PLEN. Since her seminar, she has continued to mentor the next generation of leaders and teach them the importance of civic engagement.
Now the Chief of Staff of NYU's Wagner School, Christina wouldn't have followed her career in public service if she hadn't attended PLEN.
Jenny and Wintta are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, but their friendship shows the importance of connecting with and learning from people of all backgrounds and perspectives.
What started as a resume review session between Mallory Ladd and Lisa D. T. Rice turned into a lifelong lesson in the power of networking.