AFLSE DC chapter upcoming career/networking event -- Oct 29th




Please join your fellow alumni for a networking and career event. This event will include a panel discussion with alumni in several DC career fields, followed by an opportunity to network with complimentary food and drinks.


Thursday, October 29th, 2015

6:00 - 6:30: Registration

6:30 - 7:30: Panel Discussion with Q&A for audience members

7:30 - 8:30 – Networking reception with bar service and light appetizers

Hosted by F. Whitten Peters (MS, Economics ’73)

Williams & Connolly LLP
725 - 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20005

This event is free for AFLSE members and $15 for non-members.

Click here to RSVP.
Networking is most successful when it begins before you need it. This careers panel will interview LSE alumni who have found success in their respective fields. The panelists will discuss how their careers evolved following LSE – and explain why  “getting it right the first time” is a myth.

The panel and networking reception are for LSE alumni and students who want to:

  • Build relationships with fellow students and alumni;
  • Meet the next generation of talented alumni;
  • Discover new mentoring opportunities;
  • Establish contacts within an industry or organization;
  • Advance their current career goals and inform future career decisions

All LSE alumni and students, both past and present, are welcome to attend.



Lauren Maffeo (MSc, Gender, Media and Culture ’12)

Lauren oversees content strategy at Aha! roadmap software - one of America’s fastest growing SaaS companies based in Menlo Park, California. She previously worked as a contributing writer for some of the Web’s most well-read news sites, including The Guardian, The Next Web, Mic, and more. Her writing has been cited by The Atlantic, Huffington Post, and the textbook, “Digital Innovations for Mass Communications: Engaging the User.”

Lauren worked as a media consultant to several London-based startups following her LSE studies. She most recently worked as an early stage media advisor to Zapnito, which has been shortlisted for Startup of the Year at the 2015 Professional Publishers Association Digital Awards. She is also a member of the Digital Marketing Show’s Power 100 for thought leadership in digital media. Lauren earned her BA in Media Studies from The Catholic University of America. In her spare time, she serves as Co-Chair of the AFLSE DC Chapter; on the AFLSE Board of Directors; and as a committee member on the LSE Alumni Association Communications Subcommittee.


Sarah Platts (MSc, Comparative Politics ’08)
Sarah is a senior consultant in Deloitte’s newly formed Social Impact Practice. In this position, she helps clients in the private, public, and social/nonprofit sectors redefine and capture value in underserved markets. She has advised clients across industries – from the White House to startup nonprofits – on strategy development, emerging market entry and investment, agricultural development, and economic growth. In 2012, Sarah spent 15 months living and working in Ethiopia supporting an economic growth initiative spearheaded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA).

Sarah holds a BA (Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude, and with Honors) from the University of California, Irvine and a Masters (with Merit Honours) from the London School of Economics. She sits on the Board of Directors of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), where she serves as the Executive Secretary of the Board. In 2011, Sarah was named a “Top 99 under 33” foreign affairs leader by Diplomatic Courier. In her spare time, she enjoys distance running, scuba diving, and traveling the world.

Edward Price (BA, International Politics ’06)
Ed has experience in UK and EU central government, financial services, and financial journalism. He managed the London office of Claude Moraes MEP, a member of the European Parliament, and worked as a senior parliamentary advisor in the UK Parliament. He has also worked for the British and Italian financial services bodies, focusing on banking and capital markets policy.

As a financial journalist, Ed has written about global trade for Lloyd's List, the martime business newspaper, where he also wrote 'Navigating the Eurozone Crisis' in summer 2012. This guide predicted that Greece would remain in the euro area at the peak of speculation that the country would leave. Currently, he writes about global financial law, banking, and capital markets for the International Financial Law Review. In his spare time, Ed serves as a member of LSE's Civil Service, Government and Public Policy Alumni Group Steering Committee. He also holds a degree in German History from UCL.

Shannon Kellman (MSc, International Relations ’12)
Shannon is a Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). She advises the Congresswoman on foreign affairs and defense issues, assisting her in drafting legislation and recommending how she should vote on these issues. This position follows Shannon’s work with J Street as a lobbyist during the recent legislative battle over the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Shannon previously worked as a Legislative Correspondent for Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), where she handled judiciary, health, agriculture, animal protection, and women's issues. Prior to attending LSE, Shannon worked as the Development and Communications Associate for Pacific Environment, an environmental non-profit based in San Francisco. Shannon has her BA in Russia and Eastern European Studies from the University of Michigan.


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Washington, DC: LSE Alumni Career Networking Evening
Thursday, 10/29/15 at 9:00pm
Join the AFLSE DC chapter for a panel discussion and networking evening.

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