Student Ambassadors

Smith College (PLEN Member)

Annabel Utz

Graduation Year: 2018

Seminar: Women, Business and Public Policy

Favorite PLEN Power Moment: My favorite PLEN Power moment was when I told a workshop leader (in front of the entire group) that I felt I was "under-qualified" to be at a PLEN event and she told me there was no such thing! I will always remember this. Upon returning to Smith after my seminar, I secured 2 internships - one on campus and one for the summer!

Why I'm a PLEN Ambassador: PLEN really changed my outlook on my professional future!

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Graduation Year: 2018

Seminar: Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy

Favorite PLEN Power Moment: When we did the coalition simulation on the last day the seminar, I realized that everyone was so smart, ambitious, curious and cooperative. I felt inspired and encouraged by my peers.

Why I'm a PLEN Ambassador: I really enjoyed my PLEN experience and want more Smith students to know about this amazing opportunity!

St. Lawrence University (PLEN Member)

Jessica LaMay

Graduation Year: 2018

Seminar: Women in STEM Policy, Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership

Favorite PLEN Power Moment: My favorite moment during my PLEN Seminar was when we visited NASA Headquarters. The entire visit there, every single moment, I felt empowered to achieve anything that I set my mind to. Since then, I have thought back to that day several times and the lessons I took away from the incredible women we met there.

Why I'm a PLEN Ambassador: I want to be a PLEN Ambassador because it will allow me to promote PLEN on my campus. I would like to see more St. Lawrence women benefit from the same experience that I had. As an Ambassador I can help other women succeed from the PLEN experience.

Maggie Kelly

Graduation Year: 2018

Seminar: Women in STEM Policy, Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership

Tulane University

Alejandra González Vargas

Graduation Year: 2020

Seminar: Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership

Favorite PLEN Power Moment: I loved the networking session because the women we spoke to honestly cared about our questions and interests. I think it's a powerful feeling to see all the successful women in the room and know they all believe we'll stand beside them someday.

Why I'm a PLEN Ambassador: PLEN answered a lot of questions and concerns I've discussed with friends of mine frequently in college--or at least gave me a new lens to use in considering these things. In planning my trip, a lot of friends and classmates asked me "what's that?" whenever I explained that I'd be absent for a few days, and I think it's important for others to learn about this opportunity. I've been looking for a way to get more involved on campus, and I like that being a PLEN ambassador could expose me to many new people, student orgs, faculty and on-campus institutions--instead of maybe focusing on just one of the above in a specific activity. I look forward to connecting more with the campus community as a whole through my activities as an ambassador.

University of Mary Washington

Eliza Moreno

Graduation Year: 2019

Seminar: Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership

Favorite PLEN Power Moment: When I was able to mingle with woman who have powerful positions in corporations. It was empowering to meet them and hear the stories they had to tell about their journey.

Why I'm a PLEN Ambassador: I want other woman at my school to be able to have the amazing opportunities that I was able to experience at the recent conference that I attended.