OGCR employees creating public art

We facilitate MIT's relationships with governmental agencies, public officials, civic leaders, and community-based organizations.


Government Relations

The Office of Government and Community Relations acts as a liaison between MIT and the local, state, and federal government, working closely with the Cambridge City Council, the General Court (legislature) of Massachusetts, and the United States Congress. The Office also maintains liaison with the executive branches of state and local government and with many of the executive agencies of the federal government, as well as with several education associations based in Washington, DC.

Community Relations

The Office coordinates MIT's community relations activities in Cambridge and beyond, and supports the MIT community-at-large in a broad range of activities. OGCR staff are available as a resource to members of the Institute community who need information or assistance with the government, and to MIT's neighbors who need guidance in their interactions with the Institute. The Office is firmly committed to promoting town-gown collaboration and understanding. At the Institute, OGCR is a communications link, a catalyst for action, and a resource for both MIT and the external community.

Reach out to us

Sarah Gallop
seg [at] mit.edu
Paul Parravano
paulp [at] mit.edu
Anya Alexandra Bear
Government and Community Relations Associate
aabear [at] mit.edu
Rohan Kundargi
K-12 Community Outreach Administrator
kundargi [at] mit.edu
Logan Read
Communications Specialist
lread [at] mit.edu