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Sarah Walter

MSU’s Washington, D.C. office represents the priorities of the university in the nation’s capital. The Governmental Affairs team works with federal policy makers by leveraging the expert resources on campus to impact federal legislation, regulations, and policies that could affect MSU. Our presence in Washington also elevates the visibility of MSU’s global presence in research and program initiatives to federal policy makers. Current issues that impact the university in Washington range from agriculture research, funding for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), and graduate medical education to visa policies for international students and faculty.

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Michigan State University Washington DC Office
499 S Capitol St SW
Ste 500A
Washington, DC 20003-4029
Phone: (202) 678-4000
Fax: (202) 488-0590

Sarah K. Walter
Associate Vice President–Washington, D.C., Office
swalter@msu.edu

Mary Malaspina
Assistant Director–Washington, D.C., Office
malaspin@msu.edu

Janine Bellamy
Office Manager–Washington, D.C., Office
bellamy5@msu.edu

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