Between November 8th and 11th, 2017, Alessandra attended the “Future Women in Government Conference” in Washington, D.C., a once in a lifetime opportunity, she reported. She had the chance to attend many different panels that addressed the healthcare problems that women are currently facing in this country. Most importantly, she got to attend a series of panels alongside female state legislators from all across the nation, who are key players in creating legislation that best addresses these issues. Alessandra was assigned two mentors, State Senators Bollier from Kansas, and Harris from Nevada. Both of them gave her their personal contact information so she can reach out to them whenever she needs anything. As she prepares to go to Law School and to move on to a professional field, the connections she found by attending this conference will prove to be extremely helpful, she said. She is grateful that she was able to attend the Women in Government Conference, and is confident that if this opportunity arises for other students, they will find the experience to be equally rewarding. Alessandra received funding to attend from the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences.
Alessandra’s research interests include public opinion and public policy, as well as American campaigns and elections.
After graduation, Alessandra would like to pursue a J.D./Ph.D. in American Politics. She enjoys traveling to new places, hiking and spending time with her family.