Our Work

UCLA’s Federal Government Relations (FGR) unit within the Office of Government and Community Relations represents the Chancellor and the University in engaging with Members of Congress and their staffs, the White House, and Executive Branch agencies. Our goal is to promote UCLA’s academic, research, and public service missions in an effort to build Federal support for campus programs and activities. FGR provides support to both the campus and to the University of California’s FGR office in Washington, DC.

The FGR program manages relationships with:

The issues we cover vary widely, including higher education programs, student aid, budget and appropriations, science and technology, arts and humanities, environmental sustainability, tax policy, copyright and intellectual property laws, and other regulations. Simply put, any interaction between UCLA and the Federal government is a focus for the FGR team. With more than $500 million in federally-supported research projects and more than one-third of our undergraduate students receiving federal financial aid, our success is critical to UCLA’s future. However, our Federal advocacy program can only be successful with the support and involvement of students, faculty, alumni and advocates in our efforts to broaden the awareness of UCLA activities at the Federal level.

Staff

Kim Kovacs
Executive Director of Federal Relations | kkovacs@support.ucla.edu

Ashley Dominguez
Assistant Director, Federal Relations | adominguez@support.ucla.edu

Hillary Macinnes
Assistant Director, Federal Relations | hmacinnes@support.ucla.edu

Jacqueline Espinoza
Administrative Assistant | jespinoza@support.ucla.edu

Christopher Opara, Jr.
Student Intern | copara@support.ucla.edu