Dana Stroul

Dana Stroul serves as the Senior Professional Staff for the Middle East and North Africa on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC)

In this capacity she serves as the lead staff member conducting oversight of U.S. State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development policy, programs, and funding for the region, organizes public hearings, drafts legislation, and supports the Chairman of the Committee on official travel, media interviews, and in official meetings.

Prior to joining SFRC, Dana worked in the Middle East Policy Office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and on the Joint Staff. During her time in the Pentagon Dana covered issues ranging from the U.S. military drawdown in Iraq to the strategic implications of the Arab Awakening, and most recently as the Egypt Country Director.

Dana received her Masters of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 2008. During her time at Georgetown Dana worked on Middle East democracy promotion at the National Democratic Institute, at the United States Institute of Peace, and in the political-economic office of U.S. Embassy Cairo.

She also worked on homeland security and intelligence contracts at DFI Government Services from 2004-2006. Dana did her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, and has lived and studied aboard in Egypt and Israel.