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Famous Pittsburghers Profile: Dana Brown

Posted in In the News on October 31st, 2014 by admin – Be the first to comment

Dana Brown, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University, grew up in Castle Shannon and attended Keystone Oaks High School. The Center’s mission is to help more women run and get elected to public office. Ms. Brown’s interest in politics was sparked early in her life. “I watched my first presidential debate in the fourth grade and was hooked. I also learned at an early age through history classes that politics was a way in which to overcome injustices, which is really powerful,” said Ms. Brown.

A graduate of Allegheny College, she received her master’s degree from Rutgers University, and is now working on her Ph.D. in Political Science. She and her husband live in the Regent Square area, and appreciate what Pittsburgh has to offer. “I like that Pittsburgh is large enough to have sports teams, a cultural district, and a metropolitan atmosphere while being small enough that you can really make a difference here. I find that you can reach out to your elected officials easily and get involved in community projects,” said Ms. Brown.


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