Federal Governmental Relations
Carolyn Henrich has been an advocate for education at the federal level for more than 30 years. Carolyn received her B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and after graduation came to the nation’s capital as an intern with the U.S. Student Association. For fifteen years, prior to joining UC FGR in 2003, Carolyn was a lobbyist for the National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), where she covered education funding, child nutrition and elementary and secondary education issues.
Prior to working for the PTA, Carolyn worked on education funding and policy issue for a number of other national organizations, including the Association of American Medical Colleges, the then-named American Association of Dental Schools, and the U.S. Department of Education.
Carolyn is responsible for:
- Department of Education (Education, Campus Safety, Education Research, Graduate Education, International Education and Language Training, K-12 Education, Student and Institutional Accountability, STEM Ed, Teacher Preparation and Professional Development)
- Student Financial Aid (Pell Grants, Student Loans, Campus-based programs)
- Academic Preparation and Student Outreach, including TRIO and GEAR UP
- Nutrition Education (EFNEP and 4-H Youth Programs)
- Veterinary Medical Student Capacity
- Immigration related issues (International Students and Scholars, H-1B and Employment visas)
- Undocumented Student Issues
- Museums and Libraries, including NAGPRA
- Student Tax-related Issues
- Veterans Educational Benefits
- NEA and NEH