Notes from the VP External
VP External: Kimberly McCabe
Hello, and welcome from the GSA external affairs team!
Our job is to advocate for the interests of UCSD graduate and professional students to numerous off-campus organizations. These include UC Office of the President, the Board of Regents, the UC Students Association, the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students (NAGPS), Student Advocates for Graduate Education (SAGE), and local and national elected officials.
In addition to advocating on behalf of graduate and professional students, the External team also works to get grads involved in the advocacy process through lobby visits, voter registration, and informative (and fun) events.
If you have any interest in student advocacy, don't hesitate to send any of us an email.
Who We Are
Kimberly McCabe, Vice President of External Affairs
Beverly French, Legislative Liaison (LL) for National Affairs
Anupam Garg, Legislative Liaison (LL) for State and Local Affairs
Where We Are Going
The Office of External Affairs will be hosting or attending a number of venues to advocate on behalf of graduate student interests.
Legislative Advocacy Committee
Are you interested in becoming involved in policy?
Do you want to gain experience and training in lobbying and policy?
Do you want to meet directly with legislators on the national, state, and local levels to advocate for issues that affect you as a graduate student?
UCSD Graduate Student Association (GSA) Legislative Advocacy Committee (formerly known as Lobby Corps) exists because GSA believes that we need graduate students to advocate for higher education on behalf of fellow graduate students on the local, state, and national level. The issues we have focused on in the past include: research funding, stipend levels, affordable housing, campus safety, and immigration among others.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm on the 4th floor of Price Center in the GSA offices.
Fall 2017 meetings:
For more information or to get involved, email your VP External, Kimberly McCabe, at firstname.lastname@example.org