2013 MPP Alumni Fellowship Recipient Vernessa Shih, MPP '14

Vernessa Shih is the Senior Director of Story Bank at the Center for American Progress. In this role, Vernessa leads an innovative team seeking to humanize policy and politics through storytelling.

Prior to joining CAP, Vernessa was the digital correspondence manager for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She led the team responsible for all inbound digital messages to Secretary Clinton’s campaign. In this role, she empowered those messengers to become storytellers in paid ads, digital assets, policy proposals and features in Secretary Clinton’s campaign speeches. She joined the Clinton team in 2014, interning for the Clinton Foundation, for Chelsea Clinton’s personal office, and then as the executive assistant to the chief of staff for Secretary Clinton’s personal office.

Vernessa was born and raised in Southern California to proud Taiwanese immigrant parents. She attended UCSB for her undergraduate double majors and the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs for her masters in public policy. She resides in Washington D.C.

Please visit Vernessa’s LinkedIn to learn more about their professional experience.

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