Director, Global Engagement, National Security Council
The White House
Sarah Heck serves as Director for Global Engagement on the National Security Council at the White House. Her portfolio includes entrepreneurship policy, private sector engagement, youth demographics, and expanding the impact of U.S. public diplomacy on national security. Prior to this appointment Sarah worked at the State Department serving as Chief of Staff for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Special Assistant to the Special Representative to Muslim Communities working on countering violent extremism strategies, in the Office of 21st Century Statecraft, and the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Before joining government, Sarah worked at Chevron Corporation in their international government affairs group and at Kissinger McLarty Associates in the Latin America practice, engaging multinational corporations across industries. Sarah also work with Amigos de las Americas, where she served as their Country Director in Paraguay, creating and managing rural community development and youth entrepreneurship and leadership projects. Sarah is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Maryland. She is a Truman National Security Project Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations Term Member, and serves on the board of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.