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Jessica D.

Security Clearance: TS/SCI
6228 Speckled Road (916) 397-4831
Pollock Pines, CA 95726

Congressional Candidate – California’s 4th District November 2016- Present
• Launching congressional campaign in home district against incumbent candidate, Tom McClintock.

Hillary for America
Field Organizer – Douglas County, CO August 2016 – November 2016
• Recruited, trained, and mobilized 250 volunteers to support the Presidential, Senate and Congressional races for
democratic candidates in one of the most conservative counties in the Colorado.
• Expanded the electorate and managed volunteers who reached nearly 20,000 voters in person, securing a
Colorado victory for Hillary Clinton and Senator Bennet, out preforming democratic stronghold states.

Independent Writer/Researcher April 2015- August 2016
• Wrote book about murder of 19 century feminist and lesbian, Adele Ritchie. Project included extensive

archival research, interviews with experts and detective work to solve the 1930’s murder.
• Maintained blog about the experience. Publication was placed on hold for Congressional race.

U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C. December 2012- April 2015
Program Analyst – Office of Budget and Resource Management
• Managed $2 billion of USAID’s annual budget; guided foreign assistance policy for countries including Syria,
Egypt, Libya and Jordan and the President’s Feed the Future initiative.
• Established FY 2014, FY 2015 and FY 2016 budgets for Middle East and Feed the Future programs.
• Created Embassy Rangoon development strategy during detail to Burma, to support Burma’s transition.

U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M Smith, Hawaii December 2010- December 2012
Presidential Management Fellow (includes rotations between government offices)
Policy Advisor – Commander’s Action Group
• Served as the India defense advisor on the PACOM Commander’s personal staff.
• Developed and executed innovative US-India energy engagement strategy.
Strategic Policy Analyst – India Strategic Focus Group
• Developed and presented original policy recommendations to redefine US-India defense strategy using
renewable energy technology exchange. The policy was implemented across the US government.
• Engaged Indian and US strategic thinkers in Delhi and DC on US-India defense relationship.
• Daily collaboration with policy, intelligence, and security assistance offices across US Government interagency.
Political Officer – US Embassy New Delhi
• Coordinated US Embassy efforts for the 2012 US-India Strategic Dialogue.
• Wrote reporting cables and supported Embassy non-proliferation and export control initiatives.
• Represented US Government interests to Indian Government officials at Ministry of External Affairs.
• Managed high level visitors to India including Assistant Secretary Robert Blake and Secretary Clinton.

U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC April 2007 – June 2008
(Positions from March 2005- June 2008 contracted through International Resources Group)
Iraq Country Coordinator
• Managed all non-military assistance to Iraq for the U.S. Director of Foreign Assistance, including all USAID and
State Department resources for Iraq.
• Managed Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund valued at over $18 Billion.
• Presented and defended foreign assistance strategies and budgets to Congressional Appropriations staff.
• Advised senior State Department leadership on foreign assistance resources for Iraq.
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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Baghdad, Iraq Sep 2005 – Jan. 2007
Activity Manager
• Managed two USAID/Iraq Governance contracts, valued at over $80 million: the Civil Society and Media
program and the Elections program.
• Provided logistical support to USAID Provincial Reconstruction Team representatives.
National Capacity Development (NCD) Donor Coordination Advisor
• Developed and launched a comprehensive program and budget to staff and train Iraq’s government.
• Represented USAID at international donor meetings, drafted papers, and delivered briefings about USAID’s
civil service reform program in Iraq.
Information Officer
• Traveled around Iraq to document the impact of USAID programs on individual Iraqis.
• Wrote press releases and a series of articles about aid programs published in international newspapers.
• Speech Writer for the USAID Mission Director and wrote a speech delivered by President Bush.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington D.C. March 2005 – Sep. 2005
Information Officer
• Wrote daily and weekly Iraq updates President Bush and Secretary Rice.
• Wrote congressional testimony for USAID Assistant Administrator.

100 Elk Outdoor Education Center and Camp Bow Isle - Buena Vista, CO June 2004 – Nov 2005
• Taught ecology, rock-climbing and astronomy to at-risk-youth and led multi-day backpacking trips.

Congressional Commission for Wartime Contracting – Washington, D.C. June 2009-Aug. 2009
• Briefed personal recommendations for warzone contract oversight to senior commission members.
• Wrote about personal experience uncovering Human Trafficking ring in Iraq entitled, “Human Trafficking --
Your Tax Dollars At Work: Documenting International Labor Violations on U.S. Military Bases in Iraq.”
Save the Children - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia June 2003 –Aug. 2003
• Assisted malnourished Ethiopians by providing food and health care.
Empowering the Women of Nepal - Pokhara, Nepal April 2003 – June 2003
• Taught English and basic trekking skills to Nepalese women in the tourist industry.

Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton, NJ June 2010
Master in Public Affairs (M.P.A) – focus on Nuclear Non-proliferation and International Security

Principia College, Elsah, IL June 2004
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Economics
Activities: Host of “Science Discovery: science talk radio”; improvisational comedy team; NCAA cross-country.

Local Government -- Dupont Circle Zoning Historic Preservation and Development Board.
Mentoring – Mentored teen in the National Leadership Council working towards Congressional Award.
Home Owners Association – Elected as Vice President, Webster House Home Owners Association.
Running – Completed 2012 Honolulu Marathon.

• “Kid’s Made My Valentines Day in Iraq” Christian Science Monitor, Feb 14, 2008
• “S’mores Turn up in Unlikely Places” Christian Science Monitor April 11, 2007
Joint Civilian Service Achievement Award (US Pacific Command) November 2012
Superior Honor Award (Department of State) February 2013