Manya-Jean Gitter is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she focuses on U.S. foreign policy with an emphasis human rights and humanitarian issues.
Gitter worked previously as Chief of Staff to the CEO at AJC, the American Jewish Committee, where she managed the CEO’s political portfolio and staffed him on over 25 diplomatic missions to foreign capitals for advocacy meetings with presidents, prime ministers, and foreign ministers.
Prior, Gitter worked at the U.S. Department of State as Executive Assistant to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. In that role, Gitter provided support to Ambassador Power at the United Nations Security Council, cabinet meetings, and bilateral engagements with foreign and non-governmental officials from around the globe. She earned her BA at Brown University, where she worked extensively with Congolese refugees acclimating to Providence, RI.