Ever since joining Graduate Student Government (GSG) and advocating to Californian Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C. (four times!) on behalf of all USC graduate students, I have become increasingly interested in national policy and how it relates to science and research. I attended a couple of USC Science Policy Group’s meetings and decided to head to the 2nd Annual … Read More

Early last month, Professor Anita Hill (Social Policy, Law, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies of Brandeis University) spoke with Professor Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro (Gender & Sexuality Studies of USC) about ways we could all engage the current systems to dismantle sexual harassment in the workplace. Covering a variety of topics, Dr. Hill described her own experience sitting in front … Read More

Posted: March 21, 2018, 2:37pm For the third time since joining USC’s Graduate Student Government (GSG), I had the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of our 23,000+ graduate students. On this specific trip, we met with the offices of the following Californian congressmen and congresswomen: Senator Kamala Harris Senator Dianne Feinstein Representative Tony Cardenas Representative … Read More

Posted: October 20, 2017, 5:52pm   Since last semester, I’ve grown to understand the political world a bit more as a leader in student government and reading public documents regarding policy. Luckily, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. again to represent USC and the graduate student population at large in discussions with our government officials across the country. … Read More