Biography

Allison Jaslow is an Iraq War Veteran, dedicated public servant, and advocate for the views and experiences of combat veterans and their families. She is teaching ‘Candidacy to Congress’ at the Hart Leadership Program during the Spring 2020 semester.

Nationally, Jaslow is recognized as a leading voice on the impact of the military-civilian divide on our political system and as an authority on the unique challenges faced by women in the military. A former Army Captain, Jaslow is also a seasoned political and communications strategist, having served on the staff of several Members of Congress, as a White House communications aide, and as Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Jaslow graduated from the University of Central Missouri, which she attended on ROTC scholarship, before entering active duty in United States Army. She’s a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was named both an Aspen Institute Ideas Festival Scholar and Aspen Security Forum Scholar. For her military service, Jaslow’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal with a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.

A native of Virginia, Jaslow currently lives in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. Read Allison’s full bio here.