WeLead, a nonpartisan leadership training program run by the Women & Politics Institute, works to increase the number of women working in politics and running for office.
Jessica DeLoach is a political and communications strategist who regularly provides analysis and commentary for national and international media outlets.Prior to being highlighted in the Huffington Post as one of the top young television pundits in the country and dubbed the "most seasoned millennial Democrat in American broadcast punditry," she engaged in on-air debates and provided weekly political analysis for her home state's top-rated news networks. From writing regular columns and participating in regular podcast appearances aired by her local NPR affiliates, Jessica has grown her reach to national and international networks that include the BBC, Fox News, Newsmax, OANN, TRT World, and many others. For the past fourteen years, Jessica has assisted a variety of candidates, clients, and organizations with their political communications strategies and has managed statewide awareness campaigns for corporations and nonprofit agencies, provided critical, strategic guidance to political candidates and nonprofit leaders, and has led the external affairs of a national network of pro-growth, progressive elected officials while also serving as the organization’s political director. Upon leaving this post, Jessica served as the chief-of-staff to Chasten Buttigieg during his husband's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.She also has substantial experience working on local, statewide, and federal campaigns in a variety of capacities as well as having previously overseen the political strategy and communications for a statewide Democratic party. Jessica earned a triple major in Political Science, Theater Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Masters in Public Service from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. She is currently working toward a second MA in Political Communications at American University.
The Women & Politics Institute provides practical and academic training to women that encourages them to become involved in the political process and facilitates research by faculty and students that enhances our understanding of the challenges and opportunities women face in the political arena.
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