Jolynn Shoemaker is Director of Women in International Security (WIIS) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). WIIS is the only global network actively advancing women's leadership, at all stages of their careers, in international peace and security. Previously, she worked for the Institute for Inclusive Security on policy advocacy and research on women in peace processes.
Ms. Shoemaker has served in policy and legal positions in the U.S. government, including in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and in the Department of State as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF).
She holds a J.D. and an M.A. (security studies) from Georgetown University and a B.A. from University of California, San Diego. She has published extensively on women, peace, and security and women's leadership.
She is a member of the New York Bar, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Truman National Security Fellow.