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Maryam Raja to Represent Nevada at the 2024 Western Governors’ Leadership Institute

Maryam Raja, a UNLV Brookings Public Policy Minor (BPPM) undergraduate and student researcher for The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West, will represent Nevada at the 2024 Western Governors’ Leadership Institute (WGLI).

Maryam Raja Research Intern Department(s) Brookings Mountain West Lincy Institute January 11, 2024 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)

The WGLI is a prestigious program developed by the Western Governors’ Association to recognize and promote the effective exercise of leadership by young adults across the West. UNLV and BPPM alumni Peter Grema will join Maryam as a Nevada delegate. Maryam and Peter will engage with student delegates across the West at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Western Governors’ Association in Olympic Valley, California. Student delegates will participate in the Institute’s leadership development forum with influential thought leaders to discuss issues facing the region, including carbon emissions, disaster response, the opioid crisis, and water reuse and reclamation.

Maryam Raja is a senior majoring in Political Science and pursuing minors in Brookings Public Policy and the Great Works. Maryam works as a student researcher with the Brookings Mountain West and the Lincy Institute, and is looking forward to comparing state health care policies and university policies on freedom of speech within our neighboring Western states. Maryam has been a leader in many organizations to serve the student body and community. Such as the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA), American Civil Liberties Union People Power (ACLU People Power), Undergraduate Law Review (ULR), Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (CSUN) and UNLV Project Wellness. With her commitment to public service and policy advocacy, Maryam is proud to represent Nevada as a delegate at the Western Governors’ Leadership Institute.

As reported by UNLV Brookings Mountain West.






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