A number of SIPA faculty and alumni have already joined the new Biden-Harris administration in a variety of roles. This list will be updated as appointments continue.
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Faculty and Scholars
Richard Nephew was appointed deputy to the special envoy to Iran at the US Department of State.
Caroline Baxter MIA ’09 joined the Department of Defense on August 16 as deputy assistant secretary of defense for force education and training.
Asha Castleberry-Hernandez MIA ’12 will be a new senior adviser in the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
Raphael Chavez-Fernandez EMPA ’19 has been appointed deputy assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs in the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis MIA ’78 will serve as acting representative for special political affairs for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
Kevin Fashola MIA '17 will serve as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.
Karine Jean-Pierre MPA '03 was named White House principal deputy press secretary, after serving as senior advisor to now President Biden and chief of staff to now Vice President Harris during the campaign.
Krystal Laymon MPA-ESP ’12 serves as deputy director for climate resilience at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Ambassador Nancy McEldowney MIA ’86 will serve as national security adviser to Vice President Harris.
Patrick Meyers MPA '15 is now a Researcher on the White House Office of Presidential Personnel following service on the Biden-Harris transition team.
Shara Mohtadi MIA ’15 has been appointed chief of staff in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Anne Neuberger MIA ’05 will take on a new role, deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, on the National Security Council.
Daniel E. White MPA ’20 has been sworn in as special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans, and capabilities.