- Policy Analyst, Western Hemisphere
Jessica Zuckerman studies homeland security, with a concentration on Latin America, as a Policy Analyst, Western Hemisphere in The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies.
Zuckerman researches and writes on issues such as border security, counterterrorism, immigration reform, democratic institutions and the rule of law. A contributor to research papers as well as posts on Heritage’s rapid-response blog, the Foundry, she also appears on radio and television programs and in print media.
Before joining Heritage in 2009, Jessica was assistant to Matt A. Mayer, a Heritage visiting fellow and former Department of Homeland Security official who is president of an Ohio-based firm that consults on public policy. She helped research his book, “Homeland Security and Federalism: Protecting America from Outside the Beltway” (Praeger Security International, 2009).
Her public speaking appearances include a presentation to the New Ways of Analyzing Variation linguistics conference. She is a former intern at The Heritage Foundation.
Zuckerman received a master of public administration degree with an emphasis in federal policy from George Washington University in 2011. She also holds a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and international relations from Ohio State University. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and Alpha Epsilon Phi.
She has enjoyed working as a volunteer doing community service and fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Zuckerman currently resides in Washington, D.C.
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