Office of Government Relations

About Us

Learn more about the hard-working employees in our office that move to engage students on campus in civic issues and make sure that the student voice is heard at the city, state, and federal levels. Reach out to them by either emailing or swinging by HUB 121G! Our office hours can be found at 


Director of Legislative Affairs Spencer Lively

Senior, Political Science and French

The Director of Legislative Affairs is the ASUW’s main lobbyist in Olympia. Spencer will spend winter quarter at the state capitol, lobbying on behalf of students. He also sits as the Chair of the Legislative Steering Committee, and researches legislative issues of relevance to the students of the University of Washington and communicates the findings to the ASUW Board of Directors, the state legislature and the President of the ASUW.



Assistant Director Lexie Boswell

1st Year Graduate, Masters in Education Policy

The General Managers oversees the Office of Government Relations staff, strategic planning, and budget; serves as the Vice Chair of the Legislative Steering Committee; and coordinates research on legislative issues of interest to students.



Community Organizer Rhiannon Rasaretnam

Sophomore, Political Science

The Organizing Coordinator is in charge of the ASUW’s voter registration and Get Out the Vote Efforts. They also work to build on-campus coalitions, engage students in the work of the OGR, and direct OGR outreach. They meet frequently with local officials and communities stakeholders, and research legislative issues of relevance to the students of the University of Washington.