The Plenary

Feeling Lost, Feeling Found: What PLEN Taught Me About Finding the “Right” Path

When I stepped out of Dulles International Airport, my first thought was that it had to be at least 10 degrees warmer than Vermont. My second was, ‘I can’t believe this is actually happening.’ I first heard of PLEN when a friend forwarded an email from our school’s Center for Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship … Continue reading Feeling Lost, Feeling Found: What PLEN Taught Me About Finding the “Right” Path

Mitzuky Orellana

Seminar: Women Unlocking Nonprofits (2016)Occupation: Intake Coordinator, St. Anne'sEducation: MSW, University of Southern California; BA, Psychology and Sociology, Mount Saint Mary's University (PLEN Member) As a high school student at Saint Mary’s Academy in Los Angeles, Mitzuky was ready to pursue a career in health. She participated in a Health Careers Program that allowed her … Continue reading Mitzuky Orellana

From One Generation to the Next to the Next

My experience at the Public Leadership Education Network’s (PLEN) Women in Health Policy seminar was inspirational, empowering, and offered invaluable experience and knowledge that I plan to pass on to the next generation of women leaders on the TWU campus. This three-day seminar was packed with opportunities to learn from and interact with, women leading … Continue reading From One Generation to the Next to the Next

A RePLENishing Experience

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, “If you're going to change things, you have to be with the people who hold the levers.” For most of my life, I attempted impacting positive change exclusively through community service. Whether it was collecting donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation with my family or collecting signatures for causes I believed … Continue reading A RePLENishing Experience