Meet Rachel Bylsma, external affairs manager for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, a professional trade association fostering the long-term viability of the oil and gas industry in Alaska. A veteran of state and federal government relations, she’s new to PRSA.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for AOGA’s public relations, government affairs, and event management.

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska


She earned a Masters in Public Policy from Liberty University in Virginia (2015) and a Bachelor of Arts in History from George Fox University in Oregon (2008).

How does membership in PRSA assist you?

“I am a really new member to PRSA and I am looking forward to learning more about what PRSA has to offer,” said Rachel, who joined in November 2021.