During his presidential campaign, then-candidate Joe Biden vowed his cabinet would be “the most diverse in history.”
It seems as President he is living up to that promise. There are more women and people of color in President Biden’s proposed cabinet than in the last four administrations.
“Building a diverse team will lead to better outcomes and more effective solutions to address the urgent crises facing our nation,” he said in a speech in December when announcing some of his cabinet nominees.
His cabinet has record-breaking nominations and fulfills Mr. Biden’s campaign promise to select a team that “looks like America” The diversity isn’t exclusive to the cabinet nominees. It extends throughout positions in the Biden-Harris Administration.
This month we’ll introduce you to some of the Black women that hold these positions.
State Department Deputy Spokesperson
Jalina Porter is a leading global communications advisor and media trainer based in Washington, D.C. Her professional background in communications has spanned peace and security, entertainment, politics, and nonprofit industries.
Having trained an array of professionals, including elected officials, corporate executives, athletes, and international leaders, Jalina is passionate about helping others find their voice through creative communication solutions, confidence building, and mindfulness practices.
A graduate of both Howard University and Georgetown University for her bachelors and masters degrees, respectively, Jalina leads with her core values of faith, integrity, humility, creativity, and service.
Having previously lived in Southeast Asia and traveled the world, Jalina brings to the table a unique vantage point and expertise in the nuances of cross-cultural communications and emotions that connect people to each other. She works with individuals, organizations, executive teams, and corporate boards ready to unlock their fullest potential.
Before her new role, Jalina was communications director for Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond.
You can follow her on Twitter here