Science, Technology, Policy – Oh My!

Union Station seemed to be the center of civilization as crowds of people entered and exited the metro early on a Wednesday morning. I was among the crowd, breakfast in my hand and newfound friends by my side. We were leaving the station en route to one of this country’s most important facilities: the Capitol … Continue reading Science, Technology, Policy – Oh My!

STEM Policy on the National and Local Levels

My PLEN journey began when preparation met chance. I had been actively working with individuals who were underrepresented in the STEM fields due to gender, race, and age throughout my graduate career. However, it wasn’t until recently that I began to think how I could merge my PhD degree with what I enjoyed to do … Continue reading STEM Policy on the National and Local Levels

Don’t Limit Yourself

Before coming to the PLEN Women in STEM Policy seminar, I had almost no experience in understanding the process behind writing policy, especially at a federal level. I never expected to learn that there are so many different of implications of STEM in policy, from being a congressional staffer advising on policy to being a … Continue reading Don’t Limit Yourself

Women in STEM Policy Helped Me Confirm My Goals in the Field of Science

Since I was little, I have been fascinated with figuring out how the world works, and I found throughout my time in school that science was the way to satisfy my interests. Since beginning college, I have been debating on what to pursue after I earn my degree. Should I go to graduate school to … Continue reading Women in STEM Policy Helped Me Confirm My Goals in the Field of Science