The Traphagen Alumni Speakers Series

The Traphagen Alumni Speakers Series
Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:30pm

Every Vote Counts presents Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (RI) speaking on the systemic and cultural barriers to voting in the U.S. and the important role college students can play in stopping these encroachments on the right to vote.
Governor Raimondo pursued many professional endeavors both in the private and public sectors prior to being elected in 2015. Following her graduation for Yale Law School in 1998, Governor Raimondo began clerking under federal judge Kimba Woods. Next, she worked as a senior vice president at Village Ventures in Manhattan before founding her own venture capital firm, Point Judith Capita, in 2000. Governor Raimondo was first elected to public office in 2010, serving as the General Treasurer of Rhode Island. In November 2014, she was elected to be the first female governor of Rhode Island.

The talk will take place in  William Harkness Hall 201-Sudler Hall, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., on the evening of Friday, April 13. This event is co-sponsored by The Traphagen Alumni Speakers Series and Every Vote Counts, a student-led, nonpartisan organization dedicated to addressing voter suppression and civic engagement.

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