Federico A. de Jesús | San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Degree (s): American University, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics & Government (CLEG), 2001
Pre-AU Employment: Obama-Biden 2008 Presidential Campaign & Transition Office, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Office, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s Office, Congressman Eliot Engel’s Office, former Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner in Congress Aníbal Acevedo Vilá’s Office, and other public, private and political experiences.
Work while at AU: Associate Director for Governmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation, Deputy Executive Director, Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration- PRFFA
AU Degree Program and Concentration: M.A., Social Enterprise
Post-AU Employment: Independent consultant working on strategic communications, government relations, social enterprise solutions and more.
Career Interest: Use of social enterprise solutions to advance socioeconomic change through innovations in policymaking, consulting, advocacy and other public interest ventures.
“When I learned about the cutting edge vision, the multi-faceted courses, the practical focus and the service philosophy behind AU’s M.A. in Social Enterprise, I knew that if I was serious about taking my public service career to the next level, this was an opportunity I could not afford to miss.”