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Who is Kirstjen Nielsen?


Nominee: Secretary of Homeland Security, awaiting Senate confirmation

Education: B.S. from Georgetown University, J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law

Career: Senior fellow, Georgetown School of Foreign Center for Cyber and Homeland Security
Chair, Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience of the World Economic Forum
Founder, Sunesis Consulting, providing strategic national and homeland security to governments.

Government experience:

Special assistant to President George W. Bush
Director for prevention, preparedness and response at the White House Homeland Security Council
Headed the Transportation Security Administration's Office of Legislative Policy and Government Affairs
Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House

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