Using Your Student Voice: Engaging NSHE Policymakers


Oct. 5, 2021, 11am to 12:30pm

Office/Remote Location



Have you ever wanted to engage with policymakers, but didn’t know where to start? This workshop will cover the basics of contacting your legislator, making your voice heard, and submitting opinions and comments on agenda items that affect higher education.

By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Learn how to engage with the local and state legislature
  • Learn how to make a public comment
  • Understand the governing structures of NSHE and the Board of Regents

The Grad Academy Pillars: Career Prep.

The Grad Academy Program: N/A

Learning Experience: Panel

Time Commitment: < 2 hours

Lifecycle Stage: Early Master’s, Early Doctoral


  • Nicole Thomas, Curriculum & Instruction Doctoral Student, Graduate Research Assistant, GPSA Secretary,
  • Jayson Dagher, Political Science Master's Student, Staffer for Commissioner Justin Jones (District F) at Clark County
  • Cecelia González, Ph.D. Student in Multicultural Education, Nevada State Assembly Member, Graduate Assistant for the Center for Multicultural Education

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV students. Please log in to your Grad Rebel Gateway account and click on The Grad Academy tab to RSVP for this workshop.

Contact Information

Nevena Cvijetic
UNLV Graduate College

External Sponsor

Graduate College and GPSA