National NEW Leadership® Staff
Jessica Friss is a current AmeriCorps member with Public Allies Pittsburgh and is serving as the Outreach Coordinator for the PCWP during her 10-month national leadership development program. Jessica has
Dr. Dana Brown began her tenure as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics and assistant professor of political science at Chatham University in July of
Kara is an attorney and graduate of the Gender Leadership and Public Policy graduate certificate program at UMass Boston. She spent many years as an advocate working with survivors of
Shannon Sylvester received her B.A. in Political Science and International Studies with a dual-minor in Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies from Stonehill College in 2019. Ms. Sylvester is a
Mariama Mwilambwe is a junior majoring in political science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Mariama serves as the student trustee on the University’s Board of Trustees as well as
Magic Wade’s interest in politics arose during her childhood in rural Alaska, where she routinely watched and discussed national news and election night coverage with her mother. Political affairs were
Jessica Becker is a Springfield native & resident. She received her Master of Public Administration with a Graduate Certificate in Management of Nonprofit Organizations from the University of Illinois Springfield.