Carlow University Nurtured Jarah Doose’s Love for Public Service

Some people exaggerate when they say they’ve been doing something their whole life; not Jarah Doose.

“I’ve been in the political realm my whole life,” says Jarah, who graduated from Carlow University in 2019 as a political science major. “When I was little, my mom used to take me to council meetings.”

Jarah would tag along to those meetings with her mother, Tina Doose, who was a council member, as well as the president of council, for the Borough of Braddock for many years. Most kids might not view a council meeting as the most interesting way to spend an evening, but Jarah absorbed a lot.

“My mother raised me in politics,” she said. “She was my number one inspiration. She showed me it was possible to achieve.”

Jarah’s using some of those early lessons, as well as what she learned at Carlow, in her current position as government relations advisor in the Pittsburgh office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, a national law firm providing legal, business, regulatory and government relations advice to regional, national, and international clients. ▸ Read more

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