SXSW EDU 2021
Unpacking the Pathway to Policy Careers
It matters who works in policy but not everyone who wants to work in policy has an equitable opportunity. Young people from historically marginalized communities face structural barriers accessing many of the prerequisites for entry into policy careers (e.g. access to a four-year degree, the ability to take unpaid internships, etc.). During this panel, we will have a discussion about the structural barriers to policy careers, what can be done to alleviate those barriers, and why it matters.
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- The audience will understand some of the structural barriers to policy careers.
- The audience will learn about how higher ed contributes to inequitable policy opportunities.
- The audience will learn what students think can be done to open opportunities in policy careers.
- Eric Waldo, Executive Director & Chief Access & Equity Officer, Reach Higher and The Common Application
- Jesse Amankwaah, Student, University of Richmond and Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)
- Stephanie Garcia Tavares, Student, Boston University and Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)
Amber Briggs, Policy Project Director, Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)