Networking. The word itself is enough to cause some to grab their purse and head for the hills. The idea of nervously navigating a dimly lit hotel conference space with strangers and a flimsy name-badge (that keeps falling off) is just too much to fathom, especially after a long day at the office. I’m here … Continue reading The Many Faces of Networking
I first heard of PLEN from my sister. A few years ago, I remember her coming back home from PLEN’s “Women in Health Policy” seminar, proudly wearing her NIH hoodie that she had bought during her time there. As a pharmacy student, she did not know how she could plug in to her interest in … Continue reading Reaching Across the Aisle
Nga Man Cheng left the PLEN Women in STEM Policy seminar with a better understanding of how she can work in the government with an engineering degree.
At the PLEN Women in Public Policy seminar, Rutgers grad student Marina Feldman learned about positive impact and mutual support.
This past January, I had the privilege of attending PLEN’s Women in STEM Policy seminar, and it was an invaluable experience that greatly expanded my perspective on public policy. Before attending the seminar, I had only a vague understanding of the policy field. In my limited knowledge, I equated “careers in policy” with “lobbying on … Continue reading PLEN Provided Me with Resources to Be a Leader in STEM Policy
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
I had a great time at the PLEN Women in STEM policy seminar. As a start, it was just great to get out and see Washington, D.C. for a week. I had never been there before, and it made me feel important to get to see the White House and Capitol. I even walked past … Continue reading PLEN Showed Me it’s Okay to Not Have a Plan