As the Senior Vice President for Third Way's National Security Program, Mieke Eoyang is committed to closing the credibility gap between Democrats and Republicans on security issues and crafting a national security strategy that is both tough and smart. She works on every major national security issue—from foreign policy to cybercrime to impeachment—while still making time to mentor the next generation of women in national security. It's a lot to manage, but Mieke thrives on chaos—and on connecting people and ideas.

Mieke had a long career on Capitol Hill, most recently serving as Chief of Staff to Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA). Prior to that, she was the Defense Policy Advisor to Senator Kennedy, the Subcommittee Staff Director on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee. Mieke began her career as a legislative assistant in the office of Representative Pat Schroeder (D-CO), where she handled the congresswoman's Armed Services and Foreign Policy work.

Mieke serves as a board member for Internews, and National Security Action, as well as on the Steering Committee of the Leadership Council on Women in National Security. She also serves on the Wise Head Panel for the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change program.

Originally from Monterey, California, Mieke earned her J.D. at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and graduated from Wellesley College. She is a contributor for MSNBC and PBS NewsHour. Her analysis is often solicited by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, POLITICO, Associated Press, and other media outlets. Her writing has appeared in numerous media outlets, including Lawfare, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Politico.

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