Nena Bartlett Whitfield is from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and moved to Washington, D.C., upon completing a master’s program in diplomacy from Norwich University in Vermont in 2007. She has worked at the Cato Institute and been involved with a number of political campaigns, most recently as assistant campaign manager for now-junior Sen. Rand Paul. After the 2010 election, Nena joined Paul in his Washington office as a legislative aide on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Nena became the executive director of the Ladies of Liberty Alliance (LOLA) in 2011 and left Capitol Hill in 2013 to devote herself to LOLA full time. Nena is active in her community as a founding member and former treasurer of the D.C. Liberty Toastmasters, chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of D.C., and vice president and treasurer of the Norwich Alumni D.C. Chapter.