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Federal Relations

Kate Hudson has served at AAU since March 2022. As the Associate Vice President and Counsel for Policy and Federal Relations, her portfolio includes intellectual property, technology transfer, open and public access, data privacy, and copyright issues.
Ashleigh joined AAU in November 2020. As Executive Assistant, Federal Relations, she supports the Executive Vice President/Vice President for Federal Relations and the Federal Relations Department with day-to-day matters related to AAU’s Council on Federal Relations (CFR) constituent group, calendar management, meetings, working groups and other activities.
Alexander Perez serves as AAU’s Federal Relations Officer. In this role, he is Responsible for funding and policy issues related to the National Endowment for Humanities, the Department of Education’s Title VI International program, and shares responsibilities for overall budget and appropriations issues
Julia Jester began at AAU in January 2020. Her primary responsibilities as Associate Vice President for Federal Relations include policies and funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and research integrity.
Hanan Saab serves as AAU’s Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations. In this role, she has primary responsibility for funding and policy issues related to the Department of Defense and Department of Energy.

Lizbet Boroughs has served at AAU since April 2015.