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    Jennifer Rene "Jen" Psaki

    جن ساکی

    (Wikipedia) - Jen Psaki Jen Psaki Spokesperson for the United States Department of StatePresident Deputy Preceded by White House Deputy Communications Director President Preceded by Succeeded by White House Deputy Press Secretary President Preceded by Succeeded by Personal details Born Alma mater
    Assumed office February 11, 2013
    Barack Obama
    Marie Harf
    Victoria Nuland
    In office December 19, 2009 – September 22, 2011
    Barack Obama
    Daniel Pfeiffer
    Jennifer Palmieri
    In office January 20, 2009 – December 19, 2009
    Barack Obama
    Tony Fratto
    Bill Burton
    Jennifer Rene Psaki (1978-12-01) December 1, 1978 (age 35) Stamford, Connecticut
    College of William & Mary

    Jennifer Rene "Jen" Psaki (pronounced /sɑːkiː/) (born December 1, 1978) is the spokesperson for the United States Department of State and a former spokesperson for U.S. President Barack Obama.


    Early life

    Psaki, of Greek and Polish ancestry, was born in Stamford, Connecticut. She graduated from Greenwich High School in 1996 and the College of William & Mary in 2000. She is a member of the Chi Omega sorority. At William & Mary, Psaki was a backstroke swimmer for the William & Mary Tribe athletic team for two years.


    Psaki began her career in 2001 with the re-election campaigns of Iowa Democrats Tom Harkin and Tom Vilsack. Psaki then became deputy press secretary for John Kerry''s 2004 presidential campaign. From 2005 to 2006, Psaki served as communications director to U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley and regional press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

    Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Barack Obama, Psaki served as traveling press secretary. After Obama won the election, Psaki followed Obama to the White House as Deputy Press Secretary and was promoted to Deputy Communications Director on December 19, 2009. On September 22, 2011, Psaki left that position to become senior vice president and managing director at the Washington, D.C. office of public relations firm Global Strategy Group.

    In 2012, Psaki returned to political communications as press secretary for President Obama''s 2012 re-election campaign. On February 11, 2013, Psaki became spokesperson for the United States Department of State. Her hiring at the Department of State fueled speculation that she would likely replace White House Press Secretary Jay Carney when he left the White House, but on May 30, 2014, it was announced that Josh Earnest would replace Carney.

    Personal life

    In 2010, Psaki married Gregory Mecher, a deputy finance director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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