RFG Chief Program Officer and Alumna, Sharon Swabb (UCSD 12), journeyed up to Cleveland, Ohio to speak with high school and undergraduate students as part of the Blacks in Government (BIG) 43rd annual symposium. This event was designed as an in-person training forum for both current civil service employees and students considering careers in the public sector. Sharon spoke on two panels at the event, including one on Careers in International Relations, where she was joined by representatives from the State Department, intelligence community, and federal law enforcement. She also spoke on a panel oriented towards women and girls to share her experience serving as a woman in government and leadership roles. Sharon’s remarks at the BIG Symposium are reflective of the Foundation’s broader efforts to educate and motivate young people, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups in government, to pursue careers in public service.