Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Jessica Rosenworcell, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcell, Commissioner

This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

2013 Finance & Economy / Federal Communications Commission

Jessica Rosenworcell, Commissioner

(Liz Lynch)

When President Obama nominated her to the FCC in May 2012, Rosenworcel felt she had come full circle. After graduating from New York University School of Law, she worked as an attorney in the communications field, before heading into "the trenches" to work under then-FCC Chairman Michael Copps. She departed for a job at the Senate Commerce Committee under the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, and Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., two men who she says inspired her to fight for what's right, while giving dignity to her opponents. "By the time I got here, I think it's fair to say I've been familiar with a lot of issues before the agency—the good ones and the bad ones," the Connecticut native says. In her first year at the FCC, Rosenworcel has proposed updating its E-Rate program, which helps schools and libraries get access to high-speed broadband. Asked about her career trajectory, the 41-year-old said that there are several physicians in her family and that she and her brother (now a drummer for the band Guster) wanted to be different. When she isn't working, the self-described optimist can be found playing with her two children, reading, and, occasionally, skiing. As for what the future holds, Rosenworcel says it's too soon to tell. "I like policy and big ideas, but I also like executing and getting things done. Sometimes that can be a challenge in these halls," she says, laughing. "That's the most diplomatic way I'll say it." 

More 2013 Finance & Economy
Job Board
Search Jobs
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Fire Sprinkler Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Charlotte, NC
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Assistant Professor - Water Resources/Ecological Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Auburn, AL
Product Manager - Chemical Development and Supply - Tulsa, OK
American Society of Civil Engineers | Tulsa, OK
Commissioning Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Business Development Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers
Sr. Controls Systems Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Grand Island, NE
Senior Project Manager- Transportation
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Antonio, TX
Materials Engineer 2
American Society of Civil Engineers | IL
Land Surveyor
American Society of Civil Engineers
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus