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Karine Jean-Pierre MPA ’03—“Don’t Lose the Idealism That You Have

Posted Nov 10 2022

In May 2021 Karine Jean-Pierre MPA ’03 was promoted to White House press secretary. She is the first Black person and first openly gay person in the role.

In her memoir, Moving Forward, Jean-Pierre chronicles her experiences growing up in New York’s Haitian community to working in the Obama White House.