The US Senate has confirmed Bonnie Jenkins as Deputy Secretary of State for Arms Control.
As follows from the information on the Senate website, 52 senators voted for the candidacy of Jenkins, and 48 voted against.
Jenkins is the founder and head of the organization “Women of Color for the Promotion of Peace and Security and the transformation of the approach to conflict.” She is part of Biden’s transition team at the State Department.
In 2009-2017, Jenkins coordinated threat reduction programs at the State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. She was also the representative on nonproliferation issues in the G7 and the head of four nuclear security summits within this organization.
In addition, Jenkins worked on the development of health security policy, headed the Committee on Radioactive Sources, and was a researcher at the Brookings Institution and the Humphrey School of Public Communications. She served as a professor at Georgetown University. Jenkins ‘ service record also includes service in the US Navy and a dissertation at the University of Virginia.