Professional Development Committee


The Professional Development Committee organizes and plans career development events such as salary negotiation, resume development, networking skills, interviewing skills, and career advancement events.  The committee is also responsible for developing a mentorship program.

Want to get more involved?  Email Amelia Faraco-Hadlock or Alexandra Weinroth for information on upcoming committee meetings or ways to get involved in planning our professional development events.

Co-Chairs: Amelia Faraco-Hadlock and Alexandra Weinroth



Amelia Faraco-Hadlock is a Colorado native who graduated from the University of Virginia with honors where she studied Government and Social Entrepreneurship. Amelia has worked for Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) since January 2019. Prior to serving in Congresswoman Wexton’s congressional office, she worked on a Virginia congressional campaign as well as interning in a variety of offices including Rep. Steny Hoyer, Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Colorado Governor Hickenlooper. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, doing an early morning barre class, and traveling.   

Alexandra ‘Ali’ Weinroth serves as the Communications Director and Speechwriter for the House Budget Committee, Chaired by Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY). In this role, she drives strategy and works to highlight the Committee’s commitment to building a strong and inclusive economy, investing in our future, and fighting for budget priorities that reflect our nation's values. Prior to the Hill, Ali served as Press Secretary for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), which helps recruit, train, and support local Democrats running for state legislative office. She began her career in politics as a Field Organizer in her hometown of Bucks County, PA, and has remained active in the community. Ali graduated from Tulane University with degrees in Political Science and Music, and she enjoys hiking, cooking, and hanging out with her beloved dog, Wally.

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