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Erin Jarnagin

Deputy Director of Congressional Relations

Full Biography

Erin is the Deputy Director of Congressional Relations. She is responsible for developing and executing the Wilson Center’s day to day engagement with Capitol Hill.

Erin came to the Wilson Center in 2022 from the U.S. Senate where she worked for more than six years on foreign policy, defense, space, and tech. From 2015-2016 she worked at the Embassy of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center.

She graduated from the University of Chicago with a master’s in International Relations where she concentrated on American grand strategy in the Persian Gulf. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming in International Studies with a focus on the Middle East and spent a year studying at Qatar University in Doha.