Stacey Younger Gagosian has worked in politics and policy for more than 20 years. As the director of public policy at Truth Initiative, she develops and promotes policies to prevent youth from using tobacco and to help tobacco users quit. As part of her work, she has published three articles focusing on flavored tobacco products.
Gagosian has served on the advisory boards of several organizations. From 2003 until 2008, she was the legislative associate at the National Breast Cancer Coalition, successfully working to secure research funding and passing legislation requiring more research into the environmental causes of breast cancer. Previously, she worked on Capitol Hill in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. She has held positions including a fundraising manager for a Senate campaign and outreach coordinator at the Close Up Foundation. Gagosian has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College.