Karine Jean-Pierre's professional experience has ranged widely from presidential campaigns, to grassroots activism, to local politics, to working in the White House. Jean-Pierre is the chief public affairs officer for MoveOn and an NBC and MSNBC political analyst. Jean-Pierre previously served as the deputy campaign manager for Martin O’Malley for President. In 2011, Jean-Pierre served as deputy battleground states director for President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, managing the president's political engagement in key states while leading the delegate selection and ballot access process. Before joining the reelection campaign, Jean-Pierre served as the regional political director for the White House Office of Political Affairs. She received her MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 2005 and joined the school’s faculty in 2014.