Jennifer Hendrixson White

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2016

House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Jennifer Hendrixson White is a Professional Staff Member for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, where she serves as the principal adviser to the Ranking Member on matters relating to East Asia and the Pacific. Prior to joining the Committee, she was Coordinator of the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue at the U.S. Department of State, and previously has held policy positions working on East Asian multilateral forums, including Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, the East Asia Summit, and the ASEAN. Jennifer contributed to economic connectivity between India and Southeast Asia, worked extensively on regional energy policy and served on detail to the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy and U.S. Pacific Command. Before joining government, Jennifer worked in China, Burma, and Thailand on human security issues. 

In her role on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, as the Chair of the Presidential Management Fellows Advisory Council at the Department of State, and as a fellow with the Truman National Security Project, Jennifer has championed federal workforce reforms to meet the national security challenges of the twenty-first century. Jennifer earned a B.A. from the University of California, Davis and an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.