Moving Up in Musgrave’s Office

Posted May 20, 2008 at 5:26pm

Sarah Oster is a new hire and Kristen Glenn has been promoted in the office of Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.).

[IMGCAP(1)]Oster came on as a legislative aide and is responsible for education, life, family and marriage, human rights, social security, retirement and government reform issues.

“She’s a great boss,” Oster said of Musgrave, adding that the Congresswoman’s views and her own line up nicely, which is “something that’s made it a great place to work, and a place that I wanted to stay.”

Oster started on the Hill in January after working at the lobbying firm BKSH & Associates, where she was executive assistant to Charlie Black, the company’s chair at the time.

She is a graduate of James Madison University, where she completed a double major in English and political science in 2006.

Oster, 24, is from Charlottesville, Va. In her spare time she enjoys running, and attends the Church of the Resurrection on Capitol Hill. She is also “a total bookworm,” and enjoys late 18th-century or 19th-century British literature.

In the future, “I would love to do more international development work,” she said.

[IMGCAP(2)]Glenn is being promoted from senior legislative assistant to legislative director. Obtaining that position has been her goal since she joined the Congresswoman’s staff in January 2005 because it “seemed like the [LD] position [was one] where you could do the most.”

She stepped into the new role last week.

Glenn, 28, earned a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. She graduated in 2002 from Brigham Young University with a major in economics.

Glenn is from Prescott, Ariz., and also enjoys running. She attends the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

What about her future plans?

“My goal since I came here was to become LD, so now, I’m not sure what my future goals are,” Glenn told Climbers.

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