Morgan Lorraine Viña is a foreign policy expert with nearly a decade of experience in the administration, Capitol Hill, and think tank community.
Since February 2017, Morgan has served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Ambassador Nikki R. Haley where she provides policy guidance on U.S. management and reform priorities at the United Nations. During the 72nd meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, Morgan led the organization and delivery of the President’s High Level Event on United Nations Reform. As part of this, she led a campaign to deliver 133 signatories to a political declaration supporting efforts to build a more efficient and effective United Nations.
Prior to joining Ambassador Haley’s office, Morgan worked on Capitol Hill advising U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. As a Senior Policy Analyst, Morgan advised the chairman on U.S. policy on international organizations, Sub-Saharan Africa, and foreign assistance. During her time on the Committee, Morgan played an instrumental role in passing the FY2017 State Department Authorities Act.
From 2008 to 2013, Morgan led the Heritage Foundation’s engagement in Sub Saharan Africa, where she worked with the administration, Capitol Hill, and diplomatic and academic communities to deliver policy solutions.
Morgan is a 2007 cum laude graduate of Sweet Briar College and holds an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and European Studies.