Staff

Nancy Bocskor
Interim Executive Director

Nancy Bocskor, an internationally distinguished expert “Democracy Coach”, is the Interim Executive Director of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN). As Interim Executive Director, Nancy is guiding PLEN through a transition to new leadership and providing program and administrative oversight. She is a PLEN Board member and was honored as “Mentor of the Year” by PLEN in 2017 for her work advising college women interested in careers in public service. She most recently served as the Director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas, where she launched its programs to promote civic engagement and leadership in public service. An adjunct professor at George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management, an author, and a fundraiser, Nancy has dedicated her entire career to helping women get a seat at the table in public policy discussions, political campaigns and parliaments around the world.

Marwa Odeh
Senior Program Manager

Marwa Odeh is the Senior Program Manager for PLEN. In this position, she is responsible for managing logistics for seminars and implementing fundraising goals, including grant writing, donor tracking, and alumni engagement.

Cierra DeVos
Programs and Communications Manager

Cierra DeVos is the Programs and Communications Manager for PLEN, where she is responsible for marketing, communications, and social media outreach. She also assists with planning the logistics of each seminar. Cierra is from Massachusetts and studied Political Communication at Emerson College in Boston. She has focused much of her career and studies on women's rights and empowerment, specifically in a political or public policy context. She has experience working for campaigns, nonprofits, and women's organizations. In her free time, Cierra enjoys hiking, cooking, and watching women's soccer.