Connections from the West Coast to the East Coast

I attended the PLEN Women in Public Policy seminar after a friend of mine suggested that I look into it. The fellow students and professionals who I met, the presenters who spoke, and the panelists that discussed their paths, all made the experience worthwhile and impactful.   In the past I had spent a summer … Continue reading Connections from the West Coast to the East Coast

4 Important Life Lessons from PLEN

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

The Places I saw, the People I met, and the PLEN Women That Inspired Me

I had the privilege of attending PLEN’s Women in Public Policy seminar in Washington, D.C in January 2017. I learned about PLEN through the Women’s Center on my campus. I felt as though I needed to attend due to the lack of women, and especially women of color, involved in politics. I needed to attend … Continue reading The Places I saw, the People I met, and the PLEN Women That Inspired Me

You are the Leader You Have Been Waiting For

I first learned about PLEN when my friend shared her experience with me after attending a Global Policy seminar a few years ago. She encouraged me to attend, but I didn’t have the confidence at that moment because I assumed you had to be a Political Science major or something similar. When I learned about … Continue reading You are the Leader You Have Been Waiting For