With the recent transition to the Biden Administration, many of us working in higher education have questions about what changes this will bring for our international programs, research, and constituents. Please join the Berkeley International Group for a briefing from the Director of Federal Relations for UC Berkeley, Gina Banks Daly, to learn about current and anticipated policy changes and executive orders related to immigration, international affairs, and higher education. Participants will also learn about Federal Relations’ advocacy role with congressional leaders and government agencies in Washington.
Outlook for International Relations and Immigration under the Biden Administration
Gina Banks Daly
Gina currently serves as the Director of Federal Relations for UC Berkeley. In this position, she is the chief federal advocate for the campus, including serving as spokesperson for federal policymakers and administrative officials. She develops and promotes policy and funding priorities for campus leadership, faculty and students. Daly works with the regional Congressional delegation and appropriators to increase federal research funding, student financial aid and prevent budget cuts. She has also served in leadership positions for the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), served as the elected Chair of the Council on Government Affairs for APLU in 2020.
Prior to working for University of California, she was Director of Field Services for United States Senator Dianne Feinstein representing the Senator in 28 Northern California counties, including advising the Senator on local, regional and statewide issues. Gina began her political career in Washington, DC working on Capitol Hill for Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Feinstein. She received her Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and graduated cum laude with Honors in Government from Claremont McKenna College. Gina Daly was elected to the San Rafael Board of Education in November 2020. Her term is through 2024.
Berkeley International Group events are designed for UC Berkeley faculty and staff and are not open to the general public.
The Berkeley International Group (BIG) is composed of UC Berkeley faculty and staff who are invited to meet monthly to collaborate and participate in informal discussions related to the international work we do across UC Berkeley. During the academic year, the group typically meets once a month, with the host(s) deciding upon the topic, date, time, and location of the meeting. Each meeting is typically hosted by a different unit on campus.
Since 2019, BIG is a recognized Staff Organization Community of Practice, which facilitates opportunities for staff to become more involved in campus life. Joining relevant communities of practice allows staff to continue to develop and broaden their skills, as well as meet people who have similar professional interests.