Living Room
Tuesday, November 15 at 3:00 PM


Interested in working in Washington, DC? Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 3:00 p.m. Central time to listen and learn from DC insiders on how to position yourself for success in Washington, DC.


Mary Elizabeth Taylor is the Vice President and Head of External Affairs at Robinhood where she works to span the worlds of technology, financial services, and government. Before joining Robinhood, Taylor spent more than a decade navigating the senior-most levels of the U.S. federal government, including as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs in the Trump Administration where she was the first African American and youngest person to ever hold the post. Previously, Taylor served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs and as U.S. Senate floor leader for Leader Mitch McConnell. Taylor earned her bachelor's degrees in political science and Spanish from Bryn Mawr College.


Laura Dove devoted decades of service to the United States Senate, from her appointment as a Senate page in the 1980s to election as the body’s Secretary for the Majority until her retirement in 2020. When Dove retired from Senate service in 2020, she joined Ford Motor Company, where she led federal government relations. Dove holds a master’s degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has lectured at Brown University, Stanford, and George Washington on the role and procedures of the Senate.


The workshop will be moderated by Laresa Lund, IOP Career Development Program Coordinator and a former Senate page active in the U.S. Capitol Page Alumni Association.

Note: Snacks will be provided.


If you have any questions or dietary restrictions, please contact Mark Schauerte ( or Laresa Lund (