Government Affairs

Meet your Government Affairs directors, learn how to identify and contact your state and federal elected officials, and keep track of current legislation:

Director of State and Local Government Affairs

I am a 4th year Ph.D. student in the School of Life Sciences studying the intersections of science and society. My research focuses the conceptualization of public engagement in discussions around emerging technologies like CRISPR and gene editing. I joined GPSA to advocate for graduate and professional students and the unique academic and professional pressures they face.

Assistant Director of Government Affairs

Malena is a third-year MFA candidate in Theatre (Arts Entrepreneurship and Management). Her research is focused on community development through party culture, examining the social impacts of celebrations in nightlife, music festivals and Burning Man. She aspires to open a nightclub in Phoenix that also serves as an education and rehearsal space for arts practices related to nightlife production.