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Jennifer Park Stout serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau responsible for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. In this role, Ms. Stout leads the bureau’s public affairs and public diplomacy outreach, which includes communications with domestic and international audiences, cultural and educational programming, and efforts to expand and strengthen relationships between the people and government of the United States and citizens in the Asia-Pacific region.
Ms. Stout most recently served as Senior Adviser and Director of Senate Affairs in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs at the Department of State where she coordinated the development of and advanced the Department's and the Administration's foreign policy-related legislative priorities.
Over a nearly 12-year career on Capitol Hill, Ms. Stout served as a staff member to former-Senator Joseph Biden on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy on the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, Senator Jim Webb, and Representative James Moran.
Ms. Stout holds a M.A. in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and a B.A. from James Madison University.