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

Why Women and Congress Was So Worthwhile 

In March, I boarded a plane in Minneapolis, Minnesota headed for Washington, DC for the PLEN Women and Congress Seminar. I was nervous. Nervous about who I was going to meet, how I would present myself, and I was TERRIFIED about missing a week of school…during midterms…of my craziest semester yet. All I could think … Continue reading Why Women and Congress Was So Worthwhile 

PLEN Inspired Me and Taught Me to Know My Worth

Attending the PLEN Women in Public Policy seminar made it to my list of amazing and unforgettable experiences in college and I’m positive that the skills I acquired from the seminar will be helpful throughout my career and life. I first learnt about PLEN from one of my professors during my Sophomore year, but I … Continue reading PLEN Inspired Me and Taught Me to Know My Worth

I Am a Woman With a Vision

When I received an e-mail from the International Studies advisor at my university regarding a scholarship to PLEN’s Women and Policy in the Global Community seminar, I instantly knew I had to apply. The seminar sounded to be right up my alley, and it emphasized my motivation to make a difference in the world we … Continue reading I Am a Woman With a Vision