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Kirstjen Nielsen's Biography

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Kirstjen Nielsen



BS, Georgetown School of Foreign Service

JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1999

Former Deputy Chief of Staff, White House

Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Prevention, Preparedness and Response, White House Homeland Security Council

Secretary, United States Department of Homeland Security, 2017-2019

Nominated by President Donald Trump, Secretary of Homeland Security, United States of America, October 12, 2017

Former Lawyer, Haynes and Boone, Limited Liability Partnership

Former President and General Counsel, Homeland and National Security Solutions, Civitas Group

President, Sunesis Consulting, Limited Liability Company

Safety and Security Advisory Board Member, Center for Naval Analysis

Member, State Bar of Texas

Homeland Security Advisory Council Member, Strategic and Global Security Programs at Penn State

Member, United States Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Chair, World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience