Our mission is to improve public policy in Oregon and beyond through independent, objective, nonpartisan policy analysis conducted by OSU graduate students on major social, economic, ecological, and political issues. To accomplish this, we will draw upon the extensive research capacity of Oregon State University.
Working with OPAL "has prepared me for many facets of professional life - from communicating and working with a team to building relationships and connections with community leaders and practitioners.”
--- Andrew Spaeth, Forest Program Associate at Sustainable Northwest and OPAL Alumnus
Work with community partners on real world problems:
Please see our Policy Briefs for further information.