The Office of External Affairs

The GPSA Office of External Affairs (EA) exists to advocate for, with, and on behalf of over 15,000 ASU graduate and professional students. This office oversees GPSA’s advocacy projects, organizes students around relevant issues, lobbies policy makers, and develops graduate student leaders. Each fall, the EA team drafts the GPSA Advocacy Agenda for GPSA Assembly approval, setting the policy priorities of the organization. This office also plays a key role in drafting internal GPSA bills to define stances on policy issues.

The Office of EA oversees the External Affairs Committee with the main purpose of drafting the Advocacy Agenda and other internal legislation and supporting that agenda through advocacy programming. This committee is open to any student. The team is led by the Vice President of External Affairs, the Director of Federal Government Affairs, Director of State and Local Government Affairs, and the Director of Advocacy.


Sarah Geren
Vice President of External Affairs


GPSA advocates for several issues important to ASU graduate and professional students Learn more.

Government Affairs

Learn how to identify your state and federal elected officials, contact your legislators, and keep track of current legislation Learn more.


Learn how, where, and when to vote in local and federal elections Learn more.

Advocacy Resources

Find other organizations and offices within and outside ASU that advocate on behalf of graduate students Learn more.