Director, Leadership Programs
Jessica “Jess” Bissett works on the Committee’s congressional engagement and manages its subnational initiatives. She previously ran many of the Committee’s Next Generation Leadership programs, including its Schwarzman Scholars Partnership, Young China Professionals program, and Diplomat Orientation Program.
Ms. Bissett received her master’s in global affairs from New York University (2011). Prior to beginning graduate studies, she attended Middlebury College’s Chinese Language School as a recipient of the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace. She studied Chinese language and history as a part of her double major in international relations and East Asian studies at Bucknell University. She graduated summa cum laude and received the Bucknell Prize for Women and the Bucknell Prize in East Asian Studies (2005).