Location: Washington, DC Metro
Member Since: 2016
Membership Type: Full
Juliet K. Choi
In November 2018, Juliet K. Choi joins the VENG Group, a non-traditional government relations and public affairs firm which leverages a multi-disciplinary and technological driven approach to problem solving and achieving clients’ goals. As a strategist and multi-sector coalition builder, Juliet focuses on homeland security and immigration, health care, disaster response, inclusion leadership, and enjoys catalyzing public-private partnerships.
A civil rights lawyer by training, Juliet most recently worked with the nationally recognized Partnership for Public Service as the Director for Federal Executive Networks. She served as a senior executive and political appointee in President Obama’s administration for five years. From 2014 to 2017, she was appointed as chief of staff and senior advisor at the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the world’s largest immigration agency with a workforce of about 20,000 employees and nearly 250 offices globally. From 2011 to 2014, Juliet was appointed chief of staff and senior advisor for the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her areas of responsibility included civil rights policy, intra-HHS coordination, legislative and intra-governmental affairs, and stakeholder relations.
From 2006 to 2011, Juliet served with the American Red Cross Headquarters Disaster Services executive team as senior director for disaster partnerships. She led disaster relief operations and served as the principal in charge for transforming its national strategy for diverse and inclusive private sector partnerships. From 2004 to 2006, Juliet served at the Asian American Justice Center as the inaugural NAPABA (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association) Community Law Fellow and focused her legal and policy expertise on Title VI and language access in health care, disasters, and the courts. Before her legal career, her portfolio included seven years with Gannett Broadcasting and subsequently as policy director with the National Mental Health Association.
Juliet serves on the boards of YWCA USA National and the NAPABA Law Foundation. She is the recipient of her law school’s Alumni Association Award for Leadership and Character (2003) and Rising Star Alumnus Award (2009).
A certified mediator, Juliet received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and clerked for the Hon. Dennis M. Sweeney (ret.) of the Circuit Court for Howard County, Maryland. She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.