Donna Crane

Donna Crane

M.A. Legislative Affairs, The George Washington University, 1996                    

Fall 2019

Office Hours: M 12:00pm-1:30pm & by appointment

Office: Clark Hall 406J
Phone: 408-924-5560

Donna Crane has a BA in political science from San José State University and an MA in legislative affairs from The George Washington University.

She spent 26 years as a legislative strategist and lobbyist in Washington, DC - most recently serving as the vice president for policy at NARAL Pro-Choice America. During the course of her work she lobbied some of the most consequential federal bills and laws of the past two decades - including the Affordable Care Act - and several Supreme Court nominations. She and her team published critical nationwide information each year about reproductive-health services, serving as one of the nation’s top experts on women's rights and lobbying strategies.

She has appeared in major media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, MSNBC, and CSPAN. She has also testified before the Democratic National Committee's Platform Committee.

She serves on the board of directors for the Population Connection Action Fund, the only political organization and PAC that advocates for international family-planning services.

She speaks Spanish and is an avid traveler. She and her family live on the California coast.