Rumana Ahmed has been a strategic planning, partnerships, and communications consultant. Her recent scope of work has included mobilizing global women leaders on key issues for Vital Voices and developing a framework for internet monitoring and intervention for civil society to use around elections. She also served on the Biden-Harris Transition Team. Rumana previously served under the Obama Administration for six years, many of those years from within the West Wing. As Senior Advisor for Global Engagement and Strategic Communications in the National Security Council, she worked on efforts to advance diplomatic relations with Cuba and Laos, promote the Iran Nuclear Deal, expand global entrepreneurship for women and youth, inform Presidential engagements and policies affecting Muslim Americans and persecuted minorities in Myanmar, Iraq and Syria. Prior to that, she was a liaison for the Office of Public Engagement, working on issues including health care reform, gun violence prevention, and climate preparedness. Rumana is also a public speaker and published author. She co-authored West Wingers and wrote an article in The Atlantic, named the 23rd most-engaged online article of 2017. She is a Truman National Security Project and Harvard Center for Public Leadership Fellow. Rumana holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.A. in International Affairs, with a concentration in economic development from George Washington University.