Jen Easterly is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Global Head of the firm’s Fusion Resilience Center. Jen joined Morgan Stanley in 2017 after nearly three decades in U.S. government service. Before joining the firm, Jen served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism where she led the development of U.S. counterterrorism and hostage policy; prior to that, she was the Deputy for Counterterrorism at the National Security Agency.
Jen retired from the Army after more than twenty years of service, which included command and staff assignments in intelligence and cyber operations, as well as tours of duty in Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Responsible for standing up the Army’s first cyber battalion, Jen was also instrumental in the creation of United States Cyber Command. A distinguished graduate of West Point, Jen holds a Master’s degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. A Senior International Security Fellow at New America, she is also the past recipient of the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, the George S. Franklin Fellowship, and the Director, National Security Agency Fellowship. Jen serves on the Board of Trustees of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and on the Board of Directors of Nuru International, a non-governmental organization dedicated to the eradication of extreme poverty.