Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett represents the at-large district of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the United States House of Representatives. Plaskett is best known for her understanding of economic development and public-private partnerships. She previously worked at the Justice Department as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division, where she worked on initiatives to increase the number of minority and women attorneys at the Justice Department. She relocated to her ancestral home of the United States Virgin Islands and worked with the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA). At VIEDA, she worked on tax incentive programs and public-private partnerships as a means to bring economic growth to the development of the territory.
In her own words:
“As young women of color, our participation in the civic process through leadership and other roles is critical to ensuring our interests are represented and the long-standing issues affecting our communities are addressed.”