The University of Alabama Student Government Association’s Lobby Board is a collective of students dedicated to serving as advocates on behalf of the Student Government Association and students at the University of Alabama. Through their efforts, Lobby Board seeks to bring awareness to various political initiatives such as voter education and registration, higher education advocacy both within state and federal programs, and many more throughout all levels of government. Lobby Board partners with various organizations both on campus and within the Tuscaloosa community to promote these efforts, including but not limited to Vote Everywhere UA and the Women’s League of Voters, specifically to raise awareness for the importance of voter engagement in all aspects of the UA campus and community. Lobby Board works directly with the Vice President of External Affairs to bridge the gap between UA students and the surrounding community, encouraging both parties to express ideas and concerns for the betterment of Tuscaloosa as a whole. As a nonpartisan organization, The Lobby Board strives to embody every aspect of the Capstone, acting as the voice for every member of the community, no matter the adversities faced.

For more information on how to get involved, check out our Instagram, @ualobbyboard.


Nick Tolbert

Director of Lobby Board

Nick Tolbert is a Sophomore from Gardendale, Alabama. He is majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with a focus in Jurisprudence and is on track to graduate with his Master’s in Political Science. He serves in various leadership roles across campus including PLSA, Phi Eta Sigma, AEI, and External Affairs Cabinet. He hopes to use his experiences in local and federal government to help promote voter education and civic engagement, as well as work with Lobby Board to forward the initiatives and ideas of its members. Nick previously served as a member of Lobby Board his Freshman year.

Marcella Martinez

Director of Lobby Board

Marcella Martinez is a junior from Managua, Nicaragua, but she completed High School in Birmingham, Alabama. She is currently majoring in Economics and Political Science and is on track to graduate with her Master’s in Economics. She has served in various leadership roles throughout campus including in her sorority, Pi Beta Phi, Capstone Agency, and The Blackburn Institute. Marcella is excited to serve as the Director of Lobby Board for the Student Government Association. She hopes to organize intentional programming regarding state and local politics, and promote civic engagement within Lobby Board and the University of Alabama as a whole.