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Program Manager, Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), B.A., Northwestern University, Ph.D. Rutgers University.

Dr. Sasha Patterson is the NEW Leadership™ program manager. She is responsible for planning and implementation of the annual NEW Leadership™ New Jersey program, which was created by CAWP to educate and inspire college women to become more engaged in politics. Patterson also manages the NEW Leadership™ National Network, a partnership of colleges and universities hosting regional NEW Leadership™ programs for college women across the country. Patterson received her B.A. from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in political science from Rutgers University, with a focus on women and politics and women and the law.