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It's All About the (First) Ladies
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This week, the Bush Institute's First Ladies Initiative received coverage in Vanity Fair and Dallas Morning News.
The Vanity Fair piece focused on our "Ladies, First" podcast, saying it "fills in the blanks on the East Wing’s fascinating history." In the Q&A, they asked Women's Initiative Deputy Director Natalie Gonnella-Platts what it’s like spending her days researching first ladies.
On Sunday, Dallas Morning News ran an op-ed by Gonnella-Platts and former chief of staff to Mrs. Laura Bush, Anita McBride, on first ladies' abilities to "nudge America to be better." Using examples like Lou Hoover, Ellen Wilson, Caroline Harrison, and Francis Cleveland, Gonnella-Platts and McBride conclude first ladies' "impact is integral to both the presidency and wider societal change."
How first ladies have nudged America to be better | Opinion https://t.co/mLosykNbpe— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) July 14, 2018
Miriam Spradling serves as Senior Manager, Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center, where she focuses on the Bush Institute’s global initiatives.
Prior to joining the Bush Center, Miriam was an Assistant Director of External Relations at Stanford Law School, managing recent graduate engagement, direct appeals, and the class gift campaign. Before Stanford, Miriam worked for MD Anderson Cancer Center as a Communications Specialist. In that role, she provided writing, video production, and media relations support. Miriam also worked for ABC13 in Houston as an Associate Producer.
Miriam graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in business. As a student, she completed multiple internships, including roles with former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Monthly, ESPNU, and ABC News.Full Bio
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