Deputy State Director, New Jersey
As Deputy State Director for DPA's New Jersey office, Meagan Glaser works to diminish the harms associated with both drug use and the war on drugs.
She has led diverse coalitions in support of successful advocacy campaigns, including the Compassionate Use Campaign which resulted in the enactment of New Jersey’s medical marijuana law, the New Solutions Campaign that reformed mandatory minimum sentencing and pretrial justice laws, and various harm reduction campaigns to reduce drug overdose deaths and establish syringe access programs in the state.
Prior to joining DPA, Glaser served as the director of legislative services for a New Jersey state assemblyman, worked in public affairs for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of New Jersey, and completed an internship at the Princeton Public Affairs Group, the largest government affairs firm in New Jersey.
Glaser is a magna cum laude graduate of The College of New Jersey, where she received a BA in political science, with minors in law and philosophy, and women's and gender studies. Glaser completed a master's degree in public affairs and politics at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. While pursuing her graduate studies, Glaser was awarded a Governor's Executive Fellowship from the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Through this fellowship, Glaser studied at the Institute and worked in New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's Intergovernmental Affairs Office.