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Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is the Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary for Management.  Prior to this assignment, she served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the Office of Policy Coordination in the Bureau of Global Talent Management where Jennifer and her team developed policies and innovations that impacted the Department of State’s 76,000-person global workforce.

Jennifer has served overseas at U.S. Embassies and Consulates in Cuba, Chile, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.  She has also held domestic assignments at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, the Office of the Undersecretary for Management, the Executive Secretariat (the Line), the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and the Bureau of Global Talent Management.

Jennifer graduated from Villanova University and studied abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.  She holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College.  Jennifer hails from the Finger Lakes Region in New York.

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