Director, Federal Government Relations
Molly Fishman serves as the Director of Federal Government Relations of the California Life Sciences Association (CLSA). Prior to joining CLSA, Molly served for five years in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco and San Mateo Counties). During her tenure, she held several positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as Legislative Director, where she managed the legislative staff, was responsible for planning and executing the legislative agenda, and oversaw the staff work for the Congresswoman’s roles on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the House Armed Services Committee. Molly also managed a legislative portfolio of issues including healthcare, social security & disability, education, and women’s rights, and served as the staff liaison to the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus (Co-Chair) and the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus (Co-Chair). She previously worked for U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) for four years. As a legislative aide, Molly supported the Senator’s roles on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and the Senate Committee on Finance by assisting with a portfolio of legislative issues including health, education, and child welfare. Prior to Bennet’s office, she served as a congressional intern in the office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). Molly holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.