Jessica Brady toured the U.S. Capitol and fell in love with Washington at an early age, while accompanying her father on work trips from North Dakota. Jessica carried this interest forward as an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, serving as an intern at the Stimson Center and with U.S. Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska. The latter turned into a position on Nelson’s staff, and Jessica eventually served as a Deputy Legislative Assistant focused on foreign policy. She then worked at the State Department supporting the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Combining her commitment to advocacy and passion for international development, Jessica currently works at Save the Children where she sees the impact of policy firsthand. “International Affairs makes up just one percent of the federal budget, and it’s clear this funding makes a huge difference in the lives of people across the world,” Jessica said. As she pursues a Master of Public Policy at George Washington University, Jessica looks to Mr. Bryce Harlow as an exemplar in the profession of advocacy. “Mr. Harlow earned the admiration of his colleagues because he was an honest broker and valuable source of information. The Fellowship and the legacy of Bryce Harlow provide me with a clear model, helping me be a better, more effective global advocate,” Jessica said.