Shelley Greenspan is a Senior Partnerships Manager at the U.S. Department of State where she manages public-private partnerships for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, a new program supporting the growth of women entrepreneurs around the world. Previously, she worked at Amazon as a Global Innovation Policy Associate focusing on external engagements abroad with policymakers and industry stakeholders. During the 2016 election, Shelley served on Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign running research and rapid response efforts for her State Department record.
Shelley has extensive experience on Capitol Hill, covering the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees for three years with AIPAC. Originally from Miami Beach, her political involvement began in college at the University of Florida. During her freshman year, while speaking at an event for UF Hillel, she met fellow Gator, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and was inspired by her commitment to public service. She flew up to Washington, D.C. a few weeks later to intern for the Congresswoman and was hooked. She spent the next few summers in Washington interning at NBC News, The White House, and working on Jewish outreach for President Obama.
Shelley graduated cum laude from UF with degrees in Political Science and Public Relations. Additionally, she studied abroad with Semester at Sea, circumnavigating the globe in about 100 days. Prior to college, Shelley spent a gap year in Israel with Young Judaea Year Course. She is an active member of D.C.’s young professional community, serving as Chair of the Anti-Defamation League and on the board of Jewish Women International.