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Yes She Can! Stories from Young Women in the Obama Administration

Ten women, all contributors to Y es She Can! 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House,   are on a mission to "share diverse stories of public service, in order to inspire others to serve."  In this anthology for young women by young women, the authors feature 10 never-before-told stories—one each from the women who joined government in their 20s with the hope of making a difference. Each woman recalls her personal experience of what it was like to literally help run the world. 

Nita Contreras
former Assistant Staff Secretary, Office of the Staff Secretary, The White House  


Jenna Brayton
former Member, Office of Digital Strategy, The White House   


Molly Dillon
former Policy Advisor for Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity, Domestic Policy Council, The White House


Sam Li
President, Youth Forum Council


Orimilo Oresanya

Member, Youth Forum Council


Sam Lehman

Member, Youth Forum Council


Wenzhou Qiu

Member, Youth Forum Council


Natalia Garcia is a digital producer for the education team at Ideastream Public Media.