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Senior Advisor for the American Climate Corps

Yasmeen Shaheen-McConnell serves in the Biden-Harris administration as AmeriCorps’ senior advisor for strategic partnerships. Shaheen-McConnell’s focus is on key administration priorities, including the American Climate Corps, announced by President Biden in September 2023. She leads the partnerships team in the CEO’s office department at the agency, which develops interagency and public-private partnerships, and she also served for two years as AmeriCorps’ acting strategic advisor for Native American affairs. Before joining the administration, Shaheen-McConnell served as managing director of strategic partnerships at Service Year Alliance, and she helped start the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute, where she designed and ran a fellowship program for rising leaders across the country. She was a business development consultant with News Deeply, a new media and technology startup, and managed programs at the Arab American Institute and Foundation, including the only Census Information Center dedicated to analyzing data on the Arab American community.

Shaheen-McConnell is a proud AmeriCorps alumna, and served in 2008 with the Arab American Resource Corps. She earned a bachelor's degree from George Washington University and a master's degree from Harvard Divinity School.