Kulani Jalata serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of OSA. From 2018-2019, she served as the OSA president and had the honor of organizing in July 2019 the first OSA annual conference to be held in Finfinnee, Oromia, which brought together international and local academics, researchers, experts, students and political representatives from across Oromia and other nations and nationalities to reimagine governance, policy and legal reform in the region. She has also presented papers at OSA annual and mid-year conferences. She is an elections law attorney for the U.S. House of Representatives where she specializes in democracy reform and voting rights issues in the United States. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Princeton University and her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.