Olivia is the Executive Assistant to the President at WCPI.
Prior to working at WCPI, Olivia served as the special assistant to the Dean at American University’s School of Public Affairs. In 2018, she worked directly with the Baltimore City Health Commissioner and Senior Medical Advisor as a summer health equity fellow on opioid use prevention. In 2016, Olivia interned in Congressman Ruben Gallego’s Washington, DC office and his Phoenix district office, working on immigration and veterans’ affairs.
Olivia earned her JD degree from Arizona Summit Law School and her BS degree in public management and policy, with a concentration in criminal justice, from the University of Arizona.
WCPI Communications/ Development Intern, American University
Cindy has served as president of WCPI since January 1999.
Prior to her current position, Cindy worked on Capitol Hill for more than 17 years for four Members of Congress, including 12 years for Ambassador and former Rep. Connie Morella. During her Hill service, she focused on women’s health, and budget, tax, and appropriations issues.
Cindy received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Colgate University.
Prior to working at WCPI, Julia interned at various nonprofits, including the Philadelphia Bar Association, where she researched public interest issues in Philadelphia and promoted the Association’s events and programs as the Communications and Public Interest Intern.
Julia received her BA in political science, with a concentration in peace and justice, and a minor in criminology, from Villanova University. During her time at Villanova, she studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain, where she researched international politics and communication.
Vice President, Women's Congressional Policy Institute
Cheryl previously served as Associate Director of Government Affairs for the United Negro College Fund, where she worked on higher education policy. Cheryl also served as Senior Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, where she worked on appropriations, health, and women’s issues, among other issues.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Spelman College and her law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law.
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