Grisella M. Martinez

Spring 2024
Resident Fellow
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Grisella M. Martinez is a respected and trusted leader on Congressional policy and political matters on Capitol Hill and the White House. She most recently served as Director of Legislative Affairs for Vice President Kamala D. Harris in the Biden-Harris Administration. She was the most senior Latina on the Vice President's team and the first Latina to hold this role for a Democratic Vice President. She has worked in policymaking and politics for over fifteen years. Some of her previous roles include Chief of Staff to Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-03); Vice President of Government Relations at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB); and Policy Director for House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (CA-34). 

Martinez began her career in immigration law and non-profit advocacy and holds an LL.M. from Washington College of Law at American University, a J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, and a B.A. in English and Political Science from James Madison University.

Grisella M. Martinez's study group will take a closer look at the Latino electorate, in the context of the electorates growth in past years and the outlook for the upcoming election cycle. Her study group will take place on Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm.

Disclaimer: This information is accurate for the time period that this person was affiliated with the Institute of Politics.