Director of Legislative Affairs

Rock Aboujaoude

Director of Legislative Affairs

Rock Aboujaoude, Jr. is a 25-year old Florida native from LaBelle. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in 2019 from the University of Florida in Food and Resource Economics and currently is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s of Science Degree in the UF School of Natural Resources and Environment, where he currently researches carbon farming policy and development.
In 2020, Rock served as the Senior Environmental Analyst in the Florida Senate, after which point, he ran for Florida House of Representatives District 10. During his campaign, he wrote and championed the Florida Green New Deal, endorsed by over 80 candidates, legislators, and members of Congress.
An Eagle Scout and passionate environmentalist, he spends much of his extracurricular time on non-profit organizations dedicated to fighting the climate crisis. Rock currently serves as a director of Campus Climate Corps(CCC) alongside his mentor and previous founder of NAGPS, Dr. John Capece. As CCC director, he focuses on encouraging students and campuses to adopt climate change-specific preparation tools for their future industries. He has organized CCC participation in each of the United Nations Conference of Parties(COP) events since 2015.
Rock is also a national member of Alpha Epsilon Lambda – AEL - the national honor society of graduate and professional school students.
As the Legislative Director of NAGPS, he hopes to focus on encouraging legislation that relieves student debt, open access research, and climate issues affecting current and future graduate students.

Email

 legislative@nagps.org