CAMS Brunch: Penn in Washington Roundtable

April 7, 2018

1:00-3:00 PM • Golkin Room, Houston Hall
 
Thinking about a semester in Washington or how to work in policy after graduation? Join College alumni from a variety of majors who are also past participants in the PIW Semester program. These young alums are happy to talk about their career paths so far and what the semester in Washington meant to them.

Attendance at this event is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP here to attend.

Lauren Shapiro graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and majored in Political Science (Political Economy) and English. Her main academic and professional interests are international political economy, trade policy and international institutions. She now works at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C. as an International Trade Policy Analyst. In her free time, Lauren writes, travels, and plays an unsettling amount of scrabble. She participated in the PIW Semester Program in Spring 2015.

Antione Gray, a native of Queens, NY, Antione graduated from Penn in 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science. During the spring of his junior year, he participated in the Penn in Washington semester program where he interned at The White House in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. Upon graduating, he moved to Washington, DC where he currently works as a Technology Analyst for Accenture Federal Services. He participated in the PIW Semester Program in Spring 2016.

Prior to graduating in December of 2016, Jeanmarie Elican studied Political Science and Africana Studies in the College. Jeanmarie is currently employed with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office where she serves and assists as a Victim Witness Coordinator of victims and witnesses affiliated in criminal cases. As a Victim Witness Coordinator, Jeanmarie was first placed in the Northwest Bureau aiding residents living within the NW district affected by violent crimes.  Recently promoted to the Homicide Unit, Jeanmarie will now be providing support to families of murder victims--specifically families affected by the resentencings of juvenile lifers who were originally sentenced to a mandatory of life without parole. She participated in the PIW Semester Program in Fall 2014.

Joy Pickens is a staff assistant in Senator Bob Casey’s office. Although originally from the Chicagoland area, she quickly became active in civic and political life in Philadelphia. As a student at Penn, she secured internships at the Mayor’s Office of Education, the District Attorney’s Office, the Coalition Against Hunger and was a member of Penn Dems and the national service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.  During her Penn in Washington semester, Joy interned in the White House Office of Management & Administration. She graduated from Penn in 2017 with a major in Political Science and two minors in Urban Education Policy and Africana Studies. She participated in the PIW Semester Program in Fall 2016.

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