Amy Pope

Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy Assistant to the President at the National Security Council. Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General at the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice.

In the words of the HLS community member who nominated Ms. Pope, Amy represents the best of the community of dedicated homeland and national security professionals who work quietly behind the scenes everyday to keep the country safe. When it comes to recognizing women making significant impacts at the nexus of law and policy, there are few who could be more deserving than Amy and few who are more humble than she is about her contributions.  When she’s not busy coordinating the global response to Ebola and Zika, managing interagency approaches to refugee flows, border security, and terrorist threats to international aviation, or building partnerships across the country to counter homegrown violent extremism, Amy finds time to participate in the recently-convened “Women Rule” working group, which aims to take down barriers to women rising to senior positions in government.  From her days as a federal prosecutor to her most recent post at the White House, Amy’s commitment to the service of others, including work on behalf of the victims of human trafficking, terrorism, and other violent crime, should stand as an inspiration to us all.”