Jessie Evans - Institute for Security Governance
Faculty, Advising & Consulting Division
Ms. Jessie Evans is an Africa Regional Program Lead (RPL) in the Advising & Consulting (A&C) Division at the Institute for Security Governance (ISG). In this role, Ms. Evans manages institutional capacity building (ICB) projects in the AFRICOM area of responsibility, working directly with defense and security partners across sub-Saharan Africa.
Previously Ms. Evans worked as a security sector reform advisor to the US Mission to Somalia based in Nairobi and Mogadishu. She also served the US Department of State (DOS) as a Senior Conflict Specialist living overseas in Afghanistan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. Before the DOS, Ms. Evans worked at the Harvard School of Public Health on international health and human rights. She also spent time early in her career at the Pentagon and the United Nations.
Ms. Evans is a member of the Women in International Security's DC Chapter Board and part of the Truman National Security Project. She received an MA from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a BA from Occidental College. She originally hails from beautiful Bend, Oregon.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Interagency Coordination
- Stability Operations
- Civil-Military Relations