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The Biden-Harris Transition Team announced that Dominican-born Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón is named the chief of staff to Jill Biden. Reynoso migrated to the United States from Hermanas Mirabal (Salcedo) province when a child.

During the Obama-Biden administration, Reynoso served as US ambassador to Uruguay and deputy assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere in the US Department of State. She is recognized for her work developing comprehensive security and rule of law strategies for Central America and the Caribbean. She is a partner at the Winston & Strawn law firm.

Reportedly, Reynoso served as vice president of the finance committee of the Democrat Party during the Biden-Harris campaign.

Reynoso serves on the boards of several nonprofit and advocacy organizations, and was on the faculty of the Columbia Law School and Columbia’s School of...

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