S2P, in partnership with UCR School of Public Policy, invited Assemblymember Jose Medina to UCR for a networking mixer. Medina is Assemblymember for California's 61st District (Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris, and Mead Valley) and is beginning his third term in this position. Medina is also chair of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education, making him a key contact for graduate students in S2P interested in educational policy. He and students discussed a variety of topics from the policy process, incorporating science into policy, international collaborations, and political engagement. We look forward to future meetings with Mr. Medina and our other elected officials at UCR!