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Advocacy

Team

Director of Legislative Affairs

BRADLEY HERSHENSON

Bradley is a graduate of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany. His undergraduate studies included Political Science, Cyber Security, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. He recently completed a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning focusing on transportation and community resilience. As a student in the Information Science Department at UAlbany he is a PhD scholar studying emerging technology and information policy. Alongside his studies he has served as the Dean of the UAlbany Student Association Senate, a Resident Assistant within the UAlbany Department of Residential Life, and as the Graduate Assistant in the UAlbany Office of Sustainability. Furthermore, he holds work experience on Capitol Hill, the New York State Legislature, and on various campaigns throughout the state. Elected by his student colleagues he currently represents graduate students at the University at Albany on the University Council, providing oversight capacity with respect to University-wide policy. Bradley enjoys working with students inside and outside of the classroom and believes that student involvement leads to academic success.

Hobbies: Biking, basketball, swimming

Favorite quote: "Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most important things we can do for future generations." - Ron Lewis

Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs

KEVIN ROGERS

Kevin Rogers hails from Long Island, New York and is a sophomore at Nassau Community College studying Liberal Arts, with a concentration in social sciences. At Nassau, Kevin is a  Senator for the Student Government Association, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Kevin is passionate about New York State politics, even completing an internship with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s campaign in 2018. Kevin is also passionate about all students in the SUNY system and is working tirelessly to advocate on their behalf. 

Hobbies: Reading, Writing Opinion Pieces, Exercising, Policy Research 

Favorite quote: 

"It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist"

-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

kevin.rogers@sunysa.org

Deputy Director of Government Relations

TAKEENA STRACHAN

Takeena Strachan is a senior at SUNY Oswego majoring in Political Science with a minor in Communication & Social Interaction. While in her final year at SUNY Oswego, Takeena serves as the President of the Student Association and is a sister of Kappa Delta Phi N.A.S. Takeena is looking forward to starting a career in federal policy, concentrating on education, environmental, and agriculture. Takeena is excited to be a member of a strong and passionate team of students and is motivated to accomplish great things to support students. 

Hobbies:

Dancing, traveling, yoga, and cooking 

Favorite quote:

"I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart"

-Vincent Van Gogh

Director of Legislative Strategy

GAVIN GREY

Gavin is a first year MPA student at Rockefeller College studying Homeland Security. He

earned his B.A. in political Science in 2016 from UAlbany. Gavin is a part time student while working full-time as a legislative analyst for the Assembly Minority conference. Prior to his current employment, he was the legislative director for a capital region Assemblyman. He also consults and advises on local elections in the capital region. Gavin has several years of full-time work experience in the New York state legislature in various positions. He is excited to use that knowledge to develop SUNY SA’s advocacy strategy at both the State and Federal level.

Hobbies:

Motorcycle road trips, camping, hiking, reading sci-fi

Favorite quote:

“The weak are meat the strong do eat”

– David Mitchell

gavin.grey@sunysa.org