Marguerite Jimenez Named White House Fellow Finalist
The White House Fellows Program is the nation’s most prestigious program for leadership and public service. The finalists hail from across the United States and represent a cross-section of professions, including education, law, business, medicine, ministry, academia, nonprofit and the armed services. National finalists are chosen for demonstrating "remarkable professional achievement early in their careers, a commitment to public service and the leadership skills needed to succeed at the highest levels of the federal government."
Jimenez is a professorial lecturer in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on policy innovation and diffusion, and comparative public policy in low- and middle-income countries, with a specialty in public health policy in Latin America and the Caribbean. She published a second edited volume on contemporary Cuba, a monograph on vaccine diplomacy for the National Academy of Sciences, and was named an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow for 2014-2015.
She holds a doctoral degree in political science and a master's degree in international service, both from American University.