Jennifer Hall Godfrey has served as Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R/PPR) since July 2018. On January 20, 2021, she was delegated the functions and authorities of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.
Ms. Hall Godfrey is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. She joined the Department of State as a public diplomacy officer in 1998, and served overseas in Jordan (1999-2001), Turkmenistan (2002-2004), Libya (2007-2009), Austria (2010-2013), and Saudi Arabia (2015-2018). In Washington, she served as Press Officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (2004-2006) and as Deputy Director and then Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Media Engagement in the Bureau of Public Affairs (2014-2015).
Ms. Hall Godfrey earned a B.A. from Brandeis University and an M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National War College. She speaks Arabic, Russian, and Spanish.