Jennifer Arangio

Advisory Committee Member

Jennifer Arangio is a senior national security and humanitarian assistance professional with over two decades of policy, strategic leadership, advocacy, and communications experience. She has advised members of Congress and senior federal officials throughout her career, most recently as the Chief Advisor to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). While there she led an Agency-wide strategic review on the secondary and tertiary effects of COVID-19 and managed a diverse set of humanitarian and development issues.

After a decade as a corporate attorney in New York and a run for New York City Council, Jennifer moved to Washington to serve as senior counsel to the Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is an expert on the federal legislative and appropriations process 

Jennifer served as senior director for International Organizations at the White House on the National Security Council where she managed U.S. policy development on human rights, Women, Peace and Security, women economic empowerment, refugees, UN and multilateral issues. 

Currently, Jennifer is serving as a Board Member and NGO representative to the UN for Project 1948, promoting human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina and accession to the European Union.

Jennifer received a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a J.D. from New York Law School. She is a skilled public speaker, and she has participated in numerous panels before Washington industry organizations and press conferences for the US government. Jennifer is a native New Yorker.  She currently resides in Potomac, Maryland with her husband, and three children. 

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