Jayme Fuglesten

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Director, Congressional Relations
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M.P.P., George Washington University; B.A. in political science, University of Minnesota

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Jayme Fuglesten (she/her) is director of Congressional Relations at the RAND Corporation. The Congressional Relations office is charged with disseminating and helping translate RAND's research to policymakers in Congress, helping to ensure greater access to knowledge that is trusted for its objectivity, comprehensiveness, and enduring value.

Prior to joining RAND, she served as an aide in the U.S. Senate for Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Kent Conrad. During her career in the Senate she advised and developed legislative proposals on issues relating to the Affordable Care Act, medical technology and innovation, Medicare payment policy, health care costs, and quality.  

Fuglesten received an M.P.P. in public policy from George Washington University and a B.A. in political science from the University of Minnesota.


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