As a diplomat, bureaucrat, political campaigner, and entrepreneur, my work has revolved around motivating high-performing teams and building relationships and understanding across divides of experience and perspective. As the first hire at civic technology company Mos.com, I helped build a college affordability service from scratch, eliminating the gaps between government agencies, school counselors, and students. At the U.S. State Department from 2009 to 2012, I served as special assistant and then as chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, the official overseeing U.S. relations with the Arab world, Israel, and Iran. I have been a nonresident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where I coauthored a report on Tunisia, and a member of the policy team of multiple presidential campaigns. I graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs and hold a J.D. from Yale Law School.