Julia Frifield

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Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Legislative Affairs
Term of Appointment: 10/21/2013 to present

Julia Frifield serves as Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs.

Prior to assuming this position, she served on Capitol Hill for 24 years. Ms. Frifield was Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski from 2003 until October 2013. Previously, she served as Senator Mikulski’s Legislative Director and Legislative Assistant, where she focused on foreign policy and assisted the Senator with her work on the Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee.

Ms. Frifield was also a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Harris Wofford from 1991 to 1995. From 1989 to 1991, Ms. Frifield worked for U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, first as a Legislative Correspondent and then as a Special Assistant.

Ms. Frifield received a B.A. from Smith College and an M.A. in International Relations from Cambridge University.