Previously, M.C. served at the White House as Director for Democracy on the National Security Council staff and, later, as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Global Communications. She also served on the 2000 Presidential Transition Team. Before joining the White House, M.C. served at prominent NGOs and international organizations.
M.C. is a proud native of Gastonia, NC, but lives in Washington, DC. She has a Master’s of Public Administration from Harvard University, where she returned in 2010 as a fellow at the Institute of Politics, and a Bachelor of Arts from Hollins College, where she was named a Distinguished Alumnae in 2011.