Patricia Russo


Patricia Russo is a nationally respected leader focused on improving the quality of life for women in the United States and the world. For over thirty years, she has held numerous leadership positions in public, private, and not for profit organizations centered on women’s rights. She has held leadership positions on federal, state, and local political campaigns.

Presently, Patricia serves as Executive Director of The Campaign School at Yale University, a non-partisan, issue-neutral political campaign training program for women interested in running for office, as well as for women interested in campaign management. Open to all, its mission is to increase the number of women in the political pipeline. Based at Yale Law School, it is the leading program attracting women from the United States and internationally. In addition to its premier five-day campaign training program, the School offers one day training programs throughout the year.

Patricia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the George Washington University and her Master of Laws degree from Yale Law School. While an undergraduate student, Patricia served as an intern to U.S. Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug (19-NY) who inspires her to this day.

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