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Carissa Smith

Vice President of Government Relations,


Carissa Smith currently serves as Vice-President of FOX Corporation for Government Relations. Just recently she served President Joseph R. Biden as Senior Advisor of Public Engagement for Women and Girls and Health at the White House where she liaised for equity and equality with key stakeholders. While at the White House, Smith was tasked with outreach nationally and internationally to formalize the first-ever published National Gender Equity Strategy. During the 2020 elections, she served as National Women’s Vote Director for Joseph R. Biden’s winning campaign. Her experience includes serving Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, the Ohio Democratic Party and the House Majority Oversight Committee under Chairman Elijah Cummings. Smith is an alumna of American University's We Lead Institute and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. She completed her undergraduate degree at Bowie State University. Smith was awarded HBCU Buzz's 2022 30 under 30 and was profiled in Essence, Pop Sugar and The Grio.

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