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Careers in Non-Profit Advocacy (an off-the-record conversation)


Presented by Young Lawyers Committee and Diversity Committee

Description: Non-Profit advocates play an active role in shaping communications and technology laws and policies. Working for these organizations can require a unique set of skills and interests from government and private sector positions. This event will feature practitioners at various stages in their careers who have worked in non-profit advocacy organizations. They will discuss their experiences pursuing opportunities and working at these organizations, provide advice on landing a position at such organizations in both the early and later stages of one’s career, and address potential challenges of transitioning from the government or private sector to a non-profit (and vice versa). Following the panel discussions, guests will have the opportunity to asks questions directly to non-profit practitioners during a break-out session.


5:00 – 5:55 p.m. — Mid-and Late-Stage Careers

Neil Chilson, Senior Research Fellow, Technology and Innovation at Stand Together/Charles Koch Institute
Parul Desai, FCC Detailee, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (former Policy Counsel, Telecommunications and Media, Consumer Reports, and Vice President, Media Access Project)
Jessica González, Co-CEO, Free Press
Joe Miller, President and CEO, The Washington Center for Technology Policy Inclusion

Gigi Sohn, Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy

5:55 – 6:30 p.m. — Early-Career Opportunities

Brenda Villanueva, Telecom and Regulatory Attorney, TURN
Jeff Westling, Resident Fellow, Technology & Innovation Policy, R Street
Lauren Wilson, Managing Associate, Dentons (former Policy Counsel, Free Press)

Yosef Getachew, Media and Democracy Program Director, Common Cause

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. — Break-Out Session

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