During this year’s spring break, 11 Scripps students traded their swimsuits for business suits. Through the Alternative Spring Break program, funded by Scripps’ own Laspa Center for Leadership, participants flew to Washington, D.C., to attend a Women and Congress seminar sponsored by the Public Leadership Education Network, a national organization focused on preparing college women for leadership roles in the public policy arena. The alternative spring breakers also met with Scripps alumnae in the D.C. area and visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
At the Women and Congress seminar, Scripps students networked with students from other women’s institutions and women from all sectors of Congress who are leading national policy. Here are some highlights: