Women's Campaign School at Yale University
WCS at Yale Fellow
July 2011 — Present
The WCS at Yale University is a non-partisan, non-profit, issue neutral leadership program, whose mission is to increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the globe.
The school’s mission is to provide the very best training in the world for women who want to run for office or who want to move up the ladder to higher elective office. In particular, the school trains women to run political campaigns and to advance their careers in public service. Every year more than a thousand women from around the world apply to the WCS at Yale for a class of 60-75. Participants are put through an intense political immersion program designed to teach campaign skills, strategic assessment, and improvisation taught by experienced campaign operatives.
The program not only helped me advance in my career but served as a training and confidence tool to help me continue community empowerment in women and educational issues. As I speak, the need for adequate representation of women and minorities in government continues to increase. I plan to use my knowledge and skills from WCS to make local and state government more responsive to the needs of children and families. I seek to build relationships and advance critical policies to address local and statewide issues that most impact our communities.