110th Commencement of
Rice University

Karine Jean-Pierre

Karine Jean-Pierre

Karine Jean-Pierre is the White House Press Secretary and Assistant to the President. Karine is a long-time advisor to President Biden, having served in senior communication and political roles in the Biden Administration, the Biden campaign, and to then-President Obama in the Obama-Biden Administration. Prior to her role on the campaign, she served as Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn.org and an NBC and MSNBC Political Analyst. Jean-Pierre served as Regional Political Director for the White House Office of Political Affairs during the Obama-Biden administration and as Deputy Battleground States Director for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. She served as Southeast Regional Political Director for President Obama's 2008 campaign, Deputy Campaign Manager for Martin O'Malley for President, Campaign Manager for the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Initiative, and Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Legislative and Budget Affairs for two members in the New York City Council. Previously, she worked at the Center for Community and Corporate Ethics, pushing major companies to change their business practices, and is a published author. Born in Martinique and raised in New York, Jean-Pierre is a graduate of Columbia University. Read full story on Rice News

Karine Jean-Pierre will make remarks at the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony taking place on the evening of Saturday, May 6.

Due to the size and seating capacity of the Rice Stadium, all members of our community will be welcome to attend the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony if they would like to hear the commencement speaker in person. Additionally, viewing the speaker’s remarks via the live stream will be an option for all interested.