Undergraduate Student Government

at The Ohio State University

Government Relations

Role and Mission

Government Relations has a mission of representing the undergraduate student body by creating and upholding relationships with leaders at the local, state, and federal level in order to discuss and propose ideas for the betterment of our university. Internally, we strive to facilitate the initiatives of other USG committees and their relationships with legislative bodies by acting as the main communicator and lobbyist on their behalf. Externally, we assist students by taking their suggestions, research, and ideas to government officials for support and guidance.


Madison Earnst.42 (she/her)

Bio Coming Soon!


Projects & Policy


Deputy Directors

 Charlie Zimmerman.687 (he/him)

 

  • Class Standing: Senior
  • Major: History
  • Minors: Geography and Leadership Studies
  • Postgraduate Plans: I am planning on attending graduate school and pursuing a Master's degree in Organizational Development and Leadership. I hope to use this degree to work as a consultant to teach leadership and build culture in businesses, schools, hospitals and sports teams. 
  • Why I joined USG: I wanted to work alongside other incredible people on work that we were passionate about, to make Ohio State a better place for all students. 
  • USG Accomplishments: I have spent the last three years in the Advocacy subcommittee of Government Relations working on testimony and advocating for and against legislation that affects the student body. Personally, I have become passionate about finding ways to advocate for survivors of Richard Strauss's abuses that occurred while he was a doctor at OSU. I have also been able to be a part of advocacy days at the Ohio Statehouse and helped to write testimony presented on the Ohio House floor.

Abby Falcone.43 (she/her)

 

I am a current fourth year pursuing my combined degree of a Bachelor of Arts of Public Affairs and a Master of Public Administration. After graduation, I plan on moving to Washington D.C. to finish my Master of Public Administration through The John Glenn College of Public Affairs MPA-DC program. I joined USG because I wanted to make a difference on campus, and after spending my four years of college in the organization, I have seen how passionate students make a difference a Ohio State. My favorite project in USG was the Franklin County Ballot Project that the Government Relations committee completed last year. I also love my committee, shoutout GR! On campus, I am a University Ambassador and involved in Mortar Board and Alpha Chi Omega. I love hiking in my free time!

Ella Roxey.5* (she/her)


Hello! My name is Ella Roxey, and I am a second-year political science major with a public policy minor on the pre-law track. I am honored to serve the Social and Behavioral Sciences and be the Legislative Coordinator for Governmental Relations! I joined USG because I am striving to make the world a more equitable, just, and compassionate space. I have interned and volunteered in our Columbus community for many years, especially over my gap year, and I wanted to get more involved in the change-making process here at OSU. In my first year as a member of USG, I was awarded committee representative of the year for my work within GR, especially pertaining to our Ballot Breakdown initiative. I'm excited to continue working with a diverse and brilliant group of people this year in GA. In addition to USG, I am a Morrill Scholar living in the learning community, Vice President of Period at OSU, and an OSU Votes Ambassador. I work two jobs during the school year, so I tend to be busy, but I like to relax with my toy poodle and a book.

David Jordan.1210** (he/him)
David is a second-year student pursuing a double major in Public Management, Leadership, and Policy and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. David joined the Governmental Relations committee of USG during his freshman year, where he now serves as Policy Tracking Lead. Outside of USG, David is a member of the Law and Society Scholars, Saint Paul’s Outreach, and is a staff writer for the undergraduate op-ed publication Midwestern Citizen.

*Denotes the committee’s legislative coordinator with the General Assembly

**Denotes the legislative tracker