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

You Don’t Need to Be a Political Science Major to Work in Policy

The PLEN Women in STEM Policy Seminar was an amazing experience for me. This opportunity allowed me to leave Minnesota and its political sphere and immerse myself in the nation's capital. A PLEN alumna from last year recommended this seminar to me once I told her about my aspirations. Also, my college is a member … Continue reading You Don’t Need to Be a Political Science Major to Work in Policy

I’m Not Alone in Wanting it All

Throughout my academic career, I have felt an invariable attraction to both the world of STEM, and the realm of law and policy. Rather than accept popular advice that I had to choose an academic path in either one field or the other, I decided to “go it alone” and pursue a career that would … Continue reading I’m Not Alone in Wanting it All