Could 27, 2021
By Alaina Uricheck ’24
Alexandra Angelopoulos ‘22, a history main and political science minor, has been accepted into the 2021 NEW Management Summer season Institute at Chatham College’s Pennsylvania Heart for Girls and Politics.
The NEW Management™ summer time institute is an intensive, nonpartisan, five-day program the place college students meet with ladies leaders, find out about ladies in American politics, and develop and follow management expertise by way of panel discussions, workshops and hands-on tasks.
Angelopoulos utilized to this system as a result of she needs to expertise the views her friends carry to politics.
“I have a tendency to have a look at politics by way of a historic lens, as I’m conscious that historical past would not exist in a void and that selections made in politics up to now lots of of years have very actual results on our present day issues,” Angelopoulos stated. “I’m very excited to see if different college students share my views or have fully totally different ones that I have not even thought-about but.”
The historic significance of Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi sitting behind President Biden at his 100 days tackle didn’t escape Angelopoulos. Their presence marked the primary time in historical past two ladies have flanked a U.S. president throughout a joint tackle to Congress.
“What’s actually fascinating in regards to the historic occasion of two ladies sitting behind the president is that it occurred proper after the one centesimal anniversary of girls getting the right to vote,” Angelopoulos stated. “Kamala Harris being the primary feminine vice chairman and Nancy Pelosi being the primary feminine speaker of the Home are direct outcomes of these actions 100 years in the past.
“However once we cease counting what number of ladies have held these authorities positions, we will probably be much more equal. In any case, nobody counts who the third male Speaker of the Home is or the seventh male senator from PA,” Angelopoulos added. “I hope that sooner or later, ladies in positions of energy is not going to be extraordinary, however merely the norm.”
After faculty, Angelopoulos, a member of the Reserve Officer’s Coaching Corps, plans to enter the U.S. Military and ultimately proceed her training at graduate college.