Arlen came to GHS from Capitol Hill, where she developed policy initiatives and wrote legislation related to healthcare, women’s issues, and education, among others. Arlen previously conducted research on the impacts of war on women’s health and economic wellbeing at the Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights. She currently volunteers at the Choices Women’s Clinic, helping women in the greater New York area access reproductive health services.
Arlen graduated from Tufts University with a BA in International Relations, focusing on Global Health and Gender. While at Tufts, she traveled to Rwanda and taught afterschool programs in health and wellness at the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village. Arlen also spent a year studying Middle East politics in Israel and taught therapeutic horseback riding to children with autism. She is an avid rock climber and yogi.Connect on LinkedIn