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Karine Jean-Pierre’s professional experience has ranged widely from grassroots activism, to local politics, to congressional politics, to working in the White House. Jean-Pierre currently serves as the Campaign Manager for ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Initiative (RFI). Prior to joining ACLU she was the Campaign Manager for Tish James’ Run off 2013 New York City Public Advocate Campaign – where Tish James won in a landslide victory and made history by becoming the first woman of color to be elected Citywide. Jean-Pierre was also Senior Advisor on Bill Thompson’s 2013 New York City Mayoral Campaign. In 2011, Jean-Pierre served as Deputy Battleground States Director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, managing the President’s political engagement in key states while leading the delegate selection and ballot access process. Before joining the re-election campaign, Jean-Pierre served as the Regional Political Director for the White House Office of Political Affairs. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, she worked on the Obama for America campaign in 2008 as the Southeast Regional Political Director; she served the John Edwards for President Campaign in the same capacity. Jean Pierre’s interests demonstrate her concern for integrity and the human condition. In graduate school, she explored her Haitian roots through documentary film. Later, she worked at the Center for Community and Corporate Ethics and pushed major companies like Wal-Mart to change their business practices. While working in New York, Jean-Pierre served as Press Secretary to Congressmen Anthony Weiner, Deputy Chief of Staff for City Council Member James Sanders and Director of Legislative and Budget Affairs for New York City Council Member James F. Gennano. Jean-Pierre joined the SIPA faculty in 2014; she received her MPA from SIPA in 2003.