Asha Castleberry-Hernandez is the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary. She previously served as the Kuwait Desk Officer at U.S. Army Central. She worked on security cooperation with the OMC and the Kuwait Ministry of Defense. In addition, Asha served as a Senior Key Leadership Engagement Officer for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Kuwait. During the Obama Administration, Asha previously served at the U.S. Mission at the United Nations working peacekeeping operations in the African Continent. Currently, Asha is a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Furthermore, Asha is a former university professor teaching U.S. Foreign Policy, International Affairs, and U.S. National Security. Asha was an instructor at Fordham University, George Washington University, and Baruch College. She is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a former Robert J. Meyers fellow at the Carnegie Council on Ethic & International Affairs, Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project, Fellow at Foreign Policy Interrupted and former Senior Associate at Center for International and Strategic Studies.
She is a graduate from Hampton University and holds a Master’s in International Affairs at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She studied Law and Business in China with Syracuse University and International Security at the University of Oxford.