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Krishanti Vignarajah

Policy Director at The White House, Office of the First Lady Michelle Obama
The White House

Mrs. Vignarajah just finished serving as Policy Director for First Lady Michelle Obama, where she led the Let Girls Learn initiative the President and First Lady launched in 2015.  Before the White House, she served as Senior Advisor at the State Department under Secretary Clinton and Secretary Kerry.  In this capacity, Mrs. Vignarajah helped shape White House and State Department initiatives and programs related to entrepreneurship, private sector investment, public-private partnerships, global women’s issues, public diplomacy, engagement with youth and religious communities, development strategies concerning health, food security and climate change, the UN and other multilateral institutions, and regional issues relating to Africa and the Middle East. 

Krishanti Vignarajah