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From CMU to Capitol Hill: Alumna Heads To Washington

January 03, 2019

From CMU to Capitol Hill: Alumna Heads To Washington

There were many stories that came out of the 2018 midterm elections, from the Democrats gaining the majority in the House of Representatives, the Republicans keeping the lead in the Senate, and a historic number of women and minority candidates who ran and won, including the first Muslim women and Native American women elected to Congress.

U.S. Representative Susie Lee — an alumna of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University — is among the new members and was elected to represent Nevada's 3rd congressional district.

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Pictured above: Before joining the 116th Congress, Lee was the founding director of Afer-School All-Stars Las Vegas, and most recently was the president of Communities in Schoools of Nevada, a dropout prevention organization.