Experiencing Washington DC in a New Way

The PLEN Women in STEM Policy seminar gave me opportunities to experience D.C. in a way you wouldn't normally do as a tourist. I found the copious amounts of panels and qualified speakers very effective in helping shape my understanding of the STEM policy field. I hope to continue to move forward in my STEM … Continue reading Experiencing Washington DC in a New Way

PLEN Provided Me with Resources to Be a Leader in STEM Policy

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

PLEN Reaffirmed My Goal to Work in Healthcare Policy on the Hill

I first learned about PLEN from my advisor and she thought it would be a great experience for me. Since I am pursuing my Masters of Public Health focusing on policy and administration within healthcare, I felt that the Women in STEM Policy seminar would be a great supplemental experience to my education. I am … Continue reading PLEN Reaffirmed My Goal to Work in Healthcare Policy on the Hill