I am well-informed, prepared, and part of a network of incredibly powerful women

A professor and mentor introduced me to PLEN towards the end of the scholarship application deadline. Scrambling to scrape together recommendation letters, find funding, and construct coherent essays, I felt a distinct pull to complete my application and do it well. I have never felt so proud of a gut feeling! A week at the … Continue reading I am well-informed, prepared, and part of a network of incredibly powerful women

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