Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, “If you're going to change things, you have to be with the people who hold the levers.” For most of my life, I attempted impacting positive change exclusively through community service. Whether it was collecting donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation with my family or collecting signatures for causes I believed … Continue reading A RePLENishing Experience
At the PLEN Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy seminar, Olivia Barkley learned how powerful it is to be surrounded by a group of supportive women.
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!
When I made the decision to attend a PLEN seminar, I previously had little interest in engaging with the world of policy or government. I decided to attend so that I could learn about a new topic of interest—public policy. I had no idea how PLEN would further contribute to my academic experience since I … Continue reading 4 Important Life Lessons from PLEN
College is a weird phase in life where students are supposed to experiment and figure out what they want to do with their lives, while simultaneously having their future planned from tomorrow until their wedding day in ten years. Personally, I live in a strange limbo of knowing what field I want to enter, but … Continue reading Empowered Women Empower Women
When I arrived in Washington, DC for PLEN’s Women in STEM Policy seminar, I had no idea that I was about to embark on one of the most influential and exciting experiences of my life. As soon as I entered the hotel lobby on Monday morning, I was greeted by the most supportive and driven … Continue reading How Women in STEM Policy Changed Me