Our Objectives

The purpose of GPSSPI is to engage graduate and professional students in the policy making process. This will encompass three primary goals:

1.) Networking: Catalyzing collaboration between graduate and professional student science advocates and policy makers.

2.) Education: Providing resources and information to graduate students regarding science policy issues, science policy careers, and science advocacy opportunities.

3.) Advocacy: Advancing science policy issues at the local, state and federal level.

National Science Policy Network

We are a proud chapter of the National Science Policy Network (NSPN). The mission of NSPN is to catalyze the engagement of early career scientists and engineers in policy making by training the next generation of leaders, fostering community, and advocating for the role of science in policy. Learn more at: https://scipolnetwork.org/

Graduate and Professional Student Association

We are a proud affiliate organization of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) for the 2020-21 academic year. The mission of GPSA is to represent, advocate, and support graduate and professional students at Washington State University in their academic and professional development. Learn more at: https://www.gpsa.wsu.edu/.