PLEN Taught Me That It’s Okay to Have Seven Careers

Before I attended the PLEN Women and Congress Seminar, I was set on following the road map to becoming a New York State Senator. I felt that this was one of the best ways that I could make a direct impact and serve the needs of the state that I grew up in. However, after … Continue reading PLEN Taught Me That It’s Okay to Have Seven Careers

Preparing for a Career in Science and Policy

As a graduate student at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, I learned about PLEN through an email sent from our campus career center. With an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, I pursued a Master’s in Marine Conservation. Since then I have concentrated my … Continue reading Preparing for a Career in Science and Policy

Let us Show the World What We’re Made Of

It was 9 am on a warm and humid Sunday when I headed to the airport and boarded on a flight to Washington, D.C. to attend PLEN’s Women and Congress Seminar. In contrast to the warm weather back home, the nation’s capital greeted me upon arrival with a blanket of snow and gusty, frigid winds. … Continue reading Let us Show the World What We’re Made Of

PLEN Taught Me to Take MY Seat at the Table

I found out about PLEN through my Career Center at my University and on a whim decided to try something new; little did I know that attending PLEN’s Women and Congress seminar would foster the undeniably firm foundation necessary for me to succeed in the professional world. As a Political Science student with a concentration … Continue reading PLEN Taught Me to Take MY Seat at the Table

Empowered Women Empower Women

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

PLEN Gave Me a Taste of My Future 

Being a minority–as both hispanic and a woman–there is only so much optimism one can have for their future. My name is Chasity Sariol, and I want to beat the odds. As an average student coming from a low-middle income household, a job is necessary in order to pay for tuition bills and everyday life, … Continue reading PLEN Gave Me a Taste of My Future