Reaching Across the Aisle

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

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