Janina Jaruzelski, a Career Minister in the Senior Foreign Service, joined the faculty of NWC in 2018 from Bangladesh, where she served from 2014 to 2018 as Mission Director of USAID's largest Asia Bureau program. She has spent 21 years overseas. Prior to Bangladesh, she served as USAID Mission Director in Bolivia; Mission Director in Ukraine, Moldova & Belarus; Acting Mission Director, Deputy Mission Director and Regional Legal Advisor in Russia; and Regional Legal Advisor in Egypt and Yemen. She also served as Attorney Advisor for the then Bureau of Europe & the Newly Independent States in Washington. Ms. Jaruzelski has worked in every branch of government. Before entering the Foreign Service, she clerked on the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and spent almost 10 years on Capitol Hill as Assistant Counsel to the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, an attorney for the Bipartisan Leadership Group and Counsel for the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee.
Ms. Jaruzelski holds an A.B. from Princeton University (History/Russian Studies) and also attended Leningrad State University. She has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was Executive Editor of the Law Review. She has received a Distinguished Honor Award, 3 Superior Honor Awards and numerous Meritorious, Group and Performance awards from USAID as well as the Achievement Award from the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA). She is a past member of AFSA's Board of Governors.
FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: international development, foreign assistance, donor coordination
REGIONAL EXPERTISE: Bangladesh, Russia and Eastern Europe