Get to Know NeW’s Spring Blogettes

January 8, 2010 | NeW Staff

The Spring Blog is ready to launch!  NeW is excited to welcome back our fall writers and introduce you to the newest blogettes as well.  

Here is a little bit more about NeW’s Spring Blogettes…

Karin Agness is the Founder of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW). She recently graduated from law school at the University of Virginia.  Her columns appear on  She is a proud Midwesterner, born and raised in Indiana, and is an avid tennis player. 

Anna Beavon is a junior at Meredith College and a North Carolina native.  She is a Political Science major with a double minor in International Studies and Writing, NeW president at Meredith.  Anna Beavon has interned for The North Carolina Family Policy Council and Concerned Women for America.  She loves to watch C-SPAN.  Anna Beavon admires S.E. Cupp, the writer and pundit and wants to be her when she grows up.  Headbands are her favorite accessory, Community is the new Office, and she likes movie trailers more than the actual movie.  

Annemarie is the sister of a former blogette, Catherine.  She earned her undergraduate degree in cello performance at Arizona State University.  Since co-founding NeW at ASU with her sister, Annemarie has become a wife and mother.  As a stay at home mom, Annemarie has enjoyed the flexiblity of being with her baby and husband, while pursuing her love of music by opening a private cello studio and performing professionally.  Annemarie enjoys spending her free time shopping, vacationing at the beach, and most of all, spending time with friends and family.  She is leading the online book club.

Blayne attends Arizona State University where she is majoring in finance.  She is president of the ASU chapter of the Network of enlightened Women and has helped bring several nationally prominent conservatives to speak at ASU.  Blayne teaches a weekly class on “The Freshman Experience” for first-year students in the ASU business school.  She has participated in leadership training and activist development programs of the Leadership Institute, Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, and Young America’s Foundation.

Caroline is a third year student at Mr. Jefferson’s University in Charlottesville, Virginia.  At UVA, Caroline serves as the Vice President of Events of NeW and an emergency preparedness organization, Hoos Ready. She also fulfills her passion for dancing as a performer with the Virginia Dance Company.  In her free time, Caroline enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and being an outspoken conservative activist. 

Danelle is a sophomore at The Ohio State University majoring in history and minoring in psychology.  At the present, she is Co-Chair of NeW, Vice Chair of OSU College Republicans, Political Director of the Ohio College Republican Federation, and also interns for the Ohio Republican Party’s Coalitions and Outreach Department.  In her spare time, Danelle enjoys spending time with family, reading, and baking or can be found outside golfing, skiing, or target shooting.

Elizabeth H. is an undergraduate at the University of Florida majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Business Administration and completing a Retail Leadership Certificate.  She is the current Vice President of NeW at UF and has served as Conservative Delegate and Public Relations Officer in her past year and a half involved.  Elizabeth is involved in many clubs on campus ranging from the U.S. Green Building Council to Retail Society to Americans for Prosperity.  In addition to staying up to date on the political scene (and wearing a stylish NeW tea party bonnet), Elizabeth likes to play tennis, go to the gym, shop, and spend
time with family and friends.  Elizabeth says, “NeW has truly changed my life and has provided me an invaluable college experience-introducing me to women on campus that not only share the same beliefs but women that I consider lifelong friends.” 

Elizabeth P. is currently a graduate student at the University of Kentucky (UK) and will graduate in May with her Master’s degree in communication.  She teaches mass media and mass culture at UK, and specializes in risk and crisis management communication.  Currently, she is working on her thesis and applying to PhD programs. She enjoys working with NEW to further conservative principles pertaining to women and is glad UK opened up their own chapter this past fall.  When she’s not researching, teaching, or writing, she loves to run, volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and stay up to date on current policy issues.

Ferrum is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and a third year law students at the University of Arizona College of Law. She was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, where the wheat is high in the summers and the snow is even higher in the winters. When she was 6 years old, Ferrum was a junior Scottish sword-dancing champion in Nova Scotia but has since retired.  Mary Cassatt is her favorite painter; it was one of her paintings that taught her how to hold a child.  She enjoys drinking hot chocolate and ice-skating, cooking and cleaning.  She has a weakness for good-q
uality milk chocolate and Coca-Cola in glass bottles. 

Holly is a graduate of the Univerity of Florida and the current Executive Director for the Network of enlightened Women.  She recently married her college sweetheart and now resides in Lexington, Kentucky, the heart of horse country.  Though she is enjoying the snow and change of seasons in the Commonwealth, Holly is still a Florida girl at heart.  She enjoys Florida sunsets on the Gulf Coast, a tall glass of Florida orange juice, and cheering on her beloved Florida Gator Football and Basketball teams. 

Jessica is NeW’s North Carolina State Chair.  She is a Political Science graduate from the University of Florida.  At UF, she helped found NeW and served as the Vice President of NeW for two and a half years.  Jessica enjoyed watching the organization grow and impact the Gator campus.  Now she works for a non-profit think tank, the JWP Civitas Institute, in Raleigh, North Carolina where she writes on public policy issues affecting the family, women, and state residents.  She is also a current participant in the Charles G. Koch Associate Program where she discusses the foundations of economic liberty and human freedom across the world.  When not tackling policy issues and studying free-market behaviors, she enjoys writing to her deployed fiancé, exploring her new city, and building a network of enlightened women! 

Kathleen is in her fourth and final year at the University of Virginia majoring in Systems and Information Engineering.  Last year, she served as the President of NeW at UVA and has been an active member of the club since her first year.  In addition to NeW, Kathleen races for the club ski team and volunteers her time as a catechist for second grade religious education at her church.  She enjoys spending time with her family, playing sports, cooking and is looking forward to marrying her high school sweetheart next summer. 

Loren is a third year at the University of Virginia.  She is majoring in foreign affairs and economics. Outside of classes, she is a member of UVA’s NeW chapter, where she formerly served as Vice President, and is also involved in College Republicans and Students Taking Action Now: Darfur.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends and an occasional shopping spree in her spare time. 

Rachel is a junior public relations and political science major at the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She is the president of NeW at UF and the Social Media and Networking Intern for NeW National.  She leads a community Bible study group through Campus Crusade for Christ and is a part of the Public Relations Student Society of America.  She interned for the public information department of a local sheriff’s office, where she was able to visit the scene of a drug bust and sit in detective’s meetings.  She runs volleyball camps in the summers in her hometown of Ocala, FL, plays beach volleyball, and enjoys running in her free time.  She enjoys any and all outdoor adventures. 
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