APB’s Karine Jean-Pierre Has Been Appointed Kamala Harris’ New Chief of Staff
20 Aug 2020
A political analyst for NBC and MSNBC and chief public affairs officer for MoveOn, Karine Jean-Pierre is now Kamala Harris’ Chief of Staff! Karine might be a new name to many, but she has been fighting against inequality for years.
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. Her 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 such as Wal-Mart to change their business practices.
In her talks, Jean-Pierre helps us make sense of the election cycle ahead. Sharing stories from both her personal and professional lives, she also opens up about her struggles with mental health and the pressures of growing up in an immigrant household. Through her keynotes she expresses how accessible politics can be and the importance of getting involved, especially in today’s political climate.