Rori Kramer is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Senate Affairs in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs. In this capacity, Ms. Kramer directs the Department’s legislative priorities and manages the Department’s relationship with the United States Senate. Previously, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional, Global and Functional Affairs and Senate Director, also in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs.
Ms. Kramer worked as the Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), member of the Foreign Relations and the Finance Committees. There, she played a key role developing the Senator’s legislative priorities on foreign policy, international development and trade, and was responsible for advancing these priorities in the Senator’s committees and within the full Senate.
Ms. Kramer began her career in the Senate, working on for several years on the staff of U.S. Senator Bob Graham (D-FL). She also has experience in the policy and advocacy community, working as the Director for Global Trade and Agriculture Policy at Women Thrive Worldwide, an advocacy organization focused on economic development and gender issues, and within the Trade and Development Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
She holds degrees from the College of William and Mary, University of Oxford, and the London School of Economics.