Sydney Jansen is the development coordinator for Washington Policy Center. Before joining the Development team, she started as an intern with WPC. Sydney graduated from the University of Washington in 2011 with a degree in Political Science and remains a devoted Husky fan. She found her passion for policy and free-market solutions during a study abroad program in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2009. WPC president Dann Mead Smith arranged a tour of Prague Castle, the official residence of Czech President Vaclav Klaus, during her time there which heightened Sydney’s interest in studying politics. Sydney grew up in Bellingham, Washington, and currently lives in Seattle.