WASHINGTON, 15 Mar – RIA Novosti. US President Joe Biden has formally submitted Bonnie Jenkins' candidacy to the Senate for the post of undersecretary of state for arms control, according to a notice issued by the White House.
The fact that Biden would nominate Jenkins became known in January, even before taking office.
Jenkins is the founder and leader of Women of Colored for Promoting Peace and Security and Transforming Conflict. She participates in Biden's transition team at the State Department.
From 2009-2017, Jenkins coordinated threat reduction programs at the State Department's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation.
She has also served as the G7 Nonproliferation Representative and the head of four nuclear security summits within that organization.
In addition, Jenkins has worked on health security policy, chaired the Committee on Radioactive Sources, and was a Fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Humphrey School of Public Communication. She served as a professor at Georgetown University.
Jenkins also serves in the US Navy and a dissertation at the University of Virginia.