Jennifer A. Faust is the Executive Director of the Pacific Council on International Policy, having joined the organization in 2002. She oversees the day-to-day strategic planning, and new business development of the Pacific Council’s international program areas for global water and project work with the L.A. Mayor. She is a political economist with broad academic and professional background in the private sector and public service. She began her career as a policy and government relations researcher. Her public service includes work with the U.S. Peace Corps/Haiti and the Department of Defense. She has been deployed with multilateral teams for the United Nations Mission/Kosovo, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the Organization for American States (OAS). She studied at the Université de Pau in France and graduated from The George Washington University (honors) and from the London School of Economics and Political Science where she was recognized with distinction honors. She is trilingual and her area of expertise is international development.