Just in case you’ve all become too engrossed in the world of rush week, color-coded agendas, and the fear of the freshman fifteen, (because let’s be honest, you aren’t safe even after freshman year,) FFL is here to keep you in the loop. So quick PSA: as much as it breaks our hearts, Rick Perry has dropped out of the race. (And then there were 16..) HOWEVER – the Perrys are still awesome, scientific fact, so we’ve decided to highlight Anita Perry as our latest Weekly Conservative Woman.

Anita Perry was the longest serving First Lady of Texas, and obviously, is the wife of former Governor Rick Perry. As First Lady of Texas, Anita was an active advocate for nursing and health care issues. These are causes Anita truly has a passion for, evident throughout her career both before and after her husband took office. Anita spent her first year of college at Texas Tech University, but because they didn’t have a nursing program, she transferred to West Texas State University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. She obtained her Masters degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Anita worked in the nursing profession for more than seventeen years, and now has experience in surgery, pediatrics, intensive care, administration, and teaching and as a consultant.  As a nurse, Anita took in less than $8,000 a year between 1987 and 1990 – proving her to be not only dedicated, but also extremely energetic about the difference she was making. No matter your field, here at FFL we believe you should strive for excellence in all you do, making Anita Perry a perfect WCW.

Danielle B
Danielle is a conservative political consultant who aides organizations in communicating their big ideas and empowering leaders. She works with a multitude of organizations, most notably including the American Conservation Coalition, OUTSET Network, and Future Female Leaders. Danielle can't explain why she doesn't need feminism, she's too busy succeeding without it. She likes coffee, capitalism, and proving people wrong.

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