December 2023 Commencement Speaker

speaker_headshot.jpgJennifer Park Stout ('98) is the Vice President of Global Public Policy for Snap Inc., maker of the technology application, Snapchat. In this role, she oversees internal policy development, policy engagement with governments, safety outreach, and social impact partnerships at Snap.

Jennifer spent nearly two decades in the U.S. government serving in a variety of roles including as Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Special Assistant to President Barack Obama in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the State Department.

Earlier in her career, Jennifer spent 11 years on Capitol Hill working for a number of Members of Congress including then- Senator Joseph Biden, Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Jim Webb, and Representative James Moran.

Jennifer holds a M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a B.A. from James Madison University.

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