Carina Márquez-Oberhoffner joined APLU in November 2015. Carina is the Director for Congressional and Governmental Affairs. In this role, Carina leads APLU’s government relations advocacy on intellectual property issues and also works on federal science and research promotion.
Prior to joining APLU, Carina served as Senior Legislative Assistant for Congressman Tim Walz. During her six years with the Congressman, Carina was responsible for all work related to his position on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, in addition to the education and health care portfolio. In her last years with Congressman Walz, she was also his lead staffer for the Veterans Affairs Committee. Before working on Capitol Hill, Carina worked for Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle as Assistant to the First Lady.
Carina is a native of Madison, Wisconsin and received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.