Vice President and Director of Policy Programming Strategy
The Stanley Foundation
Jennifer Smyser is vice president and director of policy programming strategy at the Stanley Foundation, leading a team of policy professionals focused on nuclear security, genocide prevention, and climate change. Before becoming director of policy programming in 2013, she was a program officer for more than six years, overseeing the foundation’s nuclear security policy programming as well as citizen leader outreach. Prior to joining the foundation in 2006, Jennifer spent a decade working at US-based nongovernmental organizations focused on global engagement and citizen diplomacy. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Drake University.