Alum Claudia Chavez ’05

Department of Politics and Government alum Claudia Chavez ’05 has been appointed as a White House liaison of the U.S. Department of Education. Her involvement in Student Government Association allowed her to explore and develop her interests.

Chavez held different positions with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, including deputy director for the Mayor’s Office of Legislative Council and Government Affairs. She most recently served as a member of the Education Agency Review Team for the President Joe Biden-Vice President Kamala Harris Transition and on the Biden for President campaign as Midwest deputy director.

Chavez was one of the distinguished alumni of Politics and Government in its celebration of Illinois State University’s 2017 Homecoming event.