Kristin Jackson is the majority staff director of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee for the U.S. Congress, House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she specializes in government administration. She previously held the post of assistant program officer for the International Republican Institute (IRI). At IRI, she was responsible for programs in Venezuela, Colombia and Bolivia where she developed and executed proposals aimed at improving good governance, consulting on political party organization and platform.
Past experience also includes working as an associate with the Washington, D.C.-based political consulting firm Scribe Strategies and Advisors, and with Congressman Dan Burton’s congressional office, where she covered a related legislative portfolio including energy, trade and international relations. And she spent six months in Madrid, Spain, studying the language and working with a political consulting firm – MAS Consulting.
Jackson graduated with a Master of Arts in International Law and Government from Georgetown University and with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Missouri State University. The skills and experience she gained at Missouri State University laid the groundwork for a strong professional career.
Jackson is an active member of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.