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Tuesday, October 22 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lightning Session: Fostering Engaged Leaders Through Student Financial Aid Advocacy Days

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For over 30 years, NYU has been bringing students to our state capitol and Washington DC to advocate for financial aid programs that they are a part of. During these annual trips, participants have a unique opportunity to meet Members of Congress and State Lawmakers, and their staff, face-to-face, voicing their opinions on federal and state student financial assistance programs, while learning about the intricacies of the political atmosphere of Capitol Hill and Albany, NY. Approximately 90 students travel to Albany and 30 students to DC each year in a trip organized by the University's Government Affairs Office. The past two years have seen an uptick in registration and interest for these trips as students are reigniting their civic and political engagement. This lightening session will talk about how we recruit for these trips and coordinate our advocacy message, and share a bit about the experience and leadership students gain from participating in these trips.


Chris Echeverria

Assistant Director, New York University
Chris Echeverria is an Assistant Director at NYU's Government Affairs department Chris manages city relations for NYU by lobbying on policy issues relevant to the institution, building relationships with government officials, and representing the university to the policy communit... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
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