- Associated Press - Saturday, March 29, 2014

NAME: Juliette Kayyem

AGE: 44; born Aug. 16, 1969, in Los Angeles

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, 1991; juris doctorate from Harvard Law School, 1995

CAREER: Trial lawyer and legal policy adviser, U.S. Department of Justice, 1995-99; National Commission on Terrorism, 1999-2000; lecturer, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, 2000-07; Massachusetts undersecretary for Homeland Security, 2007-08; named to President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team on national security, 2009; assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs at the Department of Homeland Security 2009-10; former Boston Globe columnist and CNN commentator.

FAMILY: Lives in Cambridge with her husband, David Barron, and three children.

QUOTE: “I believe in government. I know how to make it work, but I know it can always do better. There is no finish line.”

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