Sharon West Witiw joined the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) in 2012 and currently holds the position of Director of Community Outreach. She works directly with the Chief Executive Officer on programs such as Congress to Campus, the Common Ground Project, the Congressional Speaker Series, and all other programs that promote public service, and teach about Congress and representative democracy.
Sharon earned a BA from the University of New Hampshire and JD from the University of Miami. After leaving Miami, Ms. Witiw returned to her home state of New Jersey to practice law and worked for Hill Wallack, Princeton, in their Real Estate Practice Group. In 1992, Ms. Witiw became an Assistant Attorney General in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office where she represented the Division of Youth and Family Services in child abuse and neglect cases. Ms. Witiw, along with other community members, founded the Red Bank Charter School in 1997.
In 1998, Ms. Witiw and her family relocated to Arlington, Virginia, where she has volunteered for a variety of community and school and countywide educational organizations and committees. In 2008, Ms. Witiw joined The Mindfarm, in Washington, DC, as a consultant until 2010 when she became the Program Manager for the National Science and Technology Educational Partnership (“NSTEP”), primarily focusing on their Study Buddy program, which provides free on-line tutoring to underserved students across the country.