Congressional Native Staff Association Announces New Officers
The Congressional Native Staff Association (CNSA) late last week announced their new slate of officers. Helping to lead CNSA is House Co-Chair, Alexa Old Crow -- an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. She studied at the University of Oklahoma and is currently a Legislative Assistant for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. On the Senate side, CNSA will be led by Co-Chair Jacqueline Bisille. The Arizona native is a member of the Navajo Nation and a proud graduate of Arizona State University. Currently, she is a Policy Advisor for Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. The new CNSA Treasurer is Philip Bennett, who is also the Secretary for the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association. The Knox College Grad is a Staff Assistant for Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA). Previously, Philip worked for the City of LA in various capacities. Renée Gasper is the new CNSA Secretary and is one of the founders of CNSA. The Arizona State University grad, who also has her Master of Public Administration from Baruch College — City University of New York, is the Administrative Director for Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). She also previously served as a staffer for Senator Jeff Bingaman. Renée is from Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico. And Jaxon Wolfe, Scheduler for Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA), is the new CNSA Director. Jaxon started as an intern on Capitol Hill in January of last year, and after graduating from the University of Washington last spring, he was hired as a full-time staffer in Heck’s DC office.