Jacqueline Ramos is the Deputy Assistant Secretary overseeing policy for Western Europe and the European Union in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Prior to joining the U.S. State Department, Ms. Ramos was a Senior Professional Staff Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee advising on matters related to Europe and Russia and associated functional issues. Previously, Jacqueline was an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security in the Transatlantic Security Program. She has held several positions at the U.S. Department of Defense, including as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, where she advised on a range of issues related to U.S. defense policy in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Russia, and the Western Hemisphere. She also served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia and as Russia Country Director. Ms. Ramos has also served at the National Nuclear Security Administration as a nonproliferation fellow where she coordinated initiatives across Central Asia and the Caucasus. Additionally, she spent time in industry at the Airbus Group, Inc. where she supported the development of new business in the military aircraft sector. Raised in Door County, Wisconsin, Jacqueline holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College, MN and master’s degrees from Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, DC.