Kristie Canegallo

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Kristie Canegallo

Kristie Canegallo

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Kristie Canegallo was appointed to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in 2017.

Kristie Canegallo served in a range of domestic policy, national security, and management roles in the Bush and Obama Administrations. Most recently, she was Assistant to the President and White House Deputy Chief of Staff from 2014-2017, where she directed the implementation of complex and consequential policy initiatives, including expanding affordable health coverage to millions of Americans while creating a more efficient healthcare system; improving delivery of benefits to our veterans; updating technology procurement and application processes to improve U.S. Government operations and customer service; and overhauling immigration policies. She also managed strategic planning and policy prioritization processes, led crisis response work, and coordinated risk management efforts.

Canegallo served on the National Security Council staff under Presidents Bush and Obama, providing policy advice on the full spectrum of foreign policy issues, with particular expertise in overseas conflicts and defense strategy and planning. Previously, she worked at the Department of Defense, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before joining the government, Canegallo was an analyst at Goldman Sachs.

Canegallo holds a M.A. in Strategic Studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. in International Relations from Colgate University.