2012 M.P.P. Student Bios
Jon is originally from the great city of Chicago, where he lived most of his life before entering the U.S. Foreign Service in 2003. Since then, he has served in Cairo, Baghdad, and Paris, and he spent two years working as a Special Assistant for Secretaries of State Rice and Clinton. In this capacity, he supported the Secretaries' foreign travel, setting up meetings, press conferences, and town halls all over the world, and he coordinated the preparation of briefing materials for dozens of meetings. He recently completed a two-year assignment in Haiti as embassy spokesman and head of public diplomacy, and he is at Princeton with his wife and daughter.
Joan is a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Coast Guard and received her commission as an officer upon graduation from the US Coast Guard Academy in 2001. She has primarily served at Coast Guard Air Stations piloting the H-65 helicopter. Throughout her career she executed numerous search and rescue cases, illegal human smuggling interdictions, and fisheries law enforcement cases. After Princeton, Joan anticipates future positions in policy evaluation and resource management within the Coast Guard.