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Jennifer L. Kunde

Jennifer L. Kunde

Interim Special Assistant to the President for Government Relations

Phone: 847-491-8396 / 312-503-1037
Email: j-kunde@northwestern.edu

Jennifer was appointed Interim Special Assistant to the President in January 2022 and is the department's Executive Director of Government Relations. She is also Northwestern's representative to the City of Chicago. Read full bio.

Caitlin Leach

Caitlin Leach

Director of Federal Relations, Government Relations

Location: Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-624-8441
Email:caitlin.leach@northwestern.edu

Caitlin Leach joined Northwestern University’s Office of Government Relations in September 2016 and is resident in the University’s Washington, D.C. office. Read full bio.

Julia Rowe

Julia Rowe

Associate Director Federal Relations

Phone: 202-624-8440
Email: julia.rowe@northwestern.edu

Julia represents Northwestern before Congress, the Administration and federal agencies, advocating on behalf of a range of issues affecting higher education and federal research funding. Read full bio.