Who are we?
OSLA stands for the Office of Student Legislative Affairs. We represent students on a state level dealing with student organizing, tabling, phone banking, class raps, rallying, lobbying, and networking on a state and national level. We are dedicated to both keeping students aware and civically involved, as well as keeping the legislators aware of our needs.
The Ofice of Student Legislative Affairs is a student-led, student-centered non-profit organization that accurately represents Bellevue College students in the local, state, and federal governance, through leadership, teamwork, and dedication, while maintaining the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and ethics.
The Office of Student Legislative Affair is a regional leader in advocating for and representing collective student interests, civic empowerment, and the promotion of student-centered legislation.
Meet the team:
Thuy is an International Student from Vietnam and this is her second year at Bellevue College. During the first year, she has been involved with multiple clubs and programs on campus such as Peer-to-Peer, El Centro Latino, UNICEF, International Student Association, etc. In July 2012, Thuy attended the 65th United State Student Association Congress, being one of the only four delegates from Washington State. She became the USSA’s International Student Caucus Chair, representing International Students in the national Student Congress. As the Organizing Director, Thuy will be the voice of OSLA on campus, trying to mobilize students and organize OSLA events and actions such as Student Rally in Olympia or Civic Week.
Kristin is our Legislative Director and will be representing OSLA in Olympia during the legislative session, which begins in January. Prior to arriving at Bellevue College, Kristin spent four years in the program Youth and Government, writing legislation and serving in committees, as representative and as a lobbyist. Now on her second year here at Bellevue College, she has been involved with Peer-to-Peer, OSLA, Model United Nations and as an officer of Bellevue College’s Speech and Debate Society. As the Legislative Director, Kristin will be representing OSLA full time in Olympia during the legislative session which begins in January.
Thuy Ngoc Pham: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Velez: email@example.com