Jessica Jones is the Deputy Executive Director of the National Security Institute where she leads all day-to-day operations, works with NSI’s Executive Director to set NSI’s overall strategic direction, including policy priorities, stakeholder engagement, brand development, and fundraising goals. In addition to directing Congressional and executive branch outreach, she leads the development and execution of NSI’s external and internal policy programming focused on key national security issues and oversees the NSI Fellows program and NSI’s educational mission including the management of multiple academic programs. Prior to joining the National Security Institute, she held positions at the Congressional Research Service and Women in International Security, consulted for the Antiquities Coalition, and practiced law at Smith Freed & Eberhard. She was a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon and spent time at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. Jessica is an honors graduate of Vanderbilt University and Emory University School of Law. She received her Master’s in International Economics and Strategic Studies with honors from The John Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, where she was selected for a Priscilla Mason Fellowship.