As PLEN’s Executive Director, Sarah Bruno provides program and administrative oversight to the organization. Prior to PLEN, Sarah consulted with nonprofit organizations to help them improve their operations and fundraising strategies. From 2010 through 2015, Sarah served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Truman National Security Project & Center for National Policy, where she was responsible for the overall day-to-day operations and human resource management of the organization. She previously served as the organization’s Director of Development. Prior to joining the Truman Project, Sarah served as the National Development Director at America Votes and a Development Writer at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Before coming to Washington D.C., Sarah worked as Development Coordinator at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A lifelong feminist and long-time advocate for social justice, Sarah holds a Masters degree in macro social work from Boston University and a B.A. in Anthropology with a Women’s Studies concentration from Haverford College. In her free time, Sarah volunteers with various other organizations and political campaigns, and sings with the Congressional Chorus. She grew up in New Hampshire and is a die-hard Red Sox fan. Sarah is the proud “mother” of a 1.5 year old pit bull named Dorrie.
PROGRAMS AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Hayley Humiston is the Programs and Communications Manager for PLEN, where her main focus is to plan the logistics of each seminar. She is also responsible for marketing, communications, and social media outreach. Hayley is originally from Lake George, New York, and recently graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in Government and African Studies and a minor in French. In January 2014, she attended the PLEN Women in Public Policy Seminar and was a PLEN Student Ambassador at St. Lawrence. Before joining the PLEN team, she worked in a District Attorney’s office, on Capitol Hill, and at NGOs in Washington, D.C. and Dakar, Senegal working on sustainable development and women’s empowerment. Outside work, you can usually find Hayley knitting, drinking coffee, and looking for dogs to play with.
Olivia Eggers is the Spring ’18 intern at PLEN. Originally from the California Bay Area, Olivia currently attends the George Washington University in DC. She is a Junior at the university, double majoring in Political Science and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies with a minor in History. Before joining the PLEN team, she held two consecutive internships with the Human Rights Campaign in the Online Strategy Department and in the Field Department. In her spare time you can find Olivia singing along to show tunes with the GW student theatre community and cracking dad jokes to prospective students and their families on her GW admissions tours.