Tara D. Sonenshine is the former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. She assumed the role of Senior Career Coach at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University effective January 30, 2017. As a career coach, Sonenshine assists students in the Masters’ program to navigate their global careers.Tara Sonenshine has a distinguished career in government, non-profits and the media. She has demonstrated expertise in foreign policy, programming, communications strategy and public policy and has had extensive dealings with business, community and governmental leaders worldwide. Her high level experience in the media includes producing news programs for network television and authoring articles for national print and online media. Sonenshine is the winner of 10 News Emmy Awards and other awards in journalism for programs on domestic and international issues. Having served on the Board of Trustees at the Women’s Foreign Policy Group and other organizations. Ms. Sonenshine has actively consulted to the private sector, NGO sector, and multiple clients on media outreach, board development, and strategic communications including facilitation and moderating programs for The Wilson Center, The United States Institute of Peace, Voice of America and others. Sonenshine has worked at The White House as Deputy Director of Communications. She is a contributor to The Hill.com and other media outlets.
Tara D. Sonenshine
Distinguished Fellow at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, Socrates Program