External Affairs

Government Affairs Advocacy Voter Resources

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.

Current Vice President of External Affairs

Sarah Geren

I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, in the Human and Social Dimensions in Science and Technology program. I joined GPSA three years ago to pursue my passion for policy and advocacy, which I am excited to bring to the office of VP of External Affairs. Outside of school and GPSA, I enjoy running and Zumba, spending time with my cats, watching new TV series, and going to concerts.