Jamie Serlin

Senior Director

Jamie has always believed in the power of a good story—to inspire, to comfort, to challenge, and to change.

She began her career on Capitol Hill, where she served as a legislative aide and then as deputy press secretary for Senator Chris Coons, developing messaging on topics ranging from civil rights to climate change to the work of the Senate Chicken Caucus (yes, that last one is real).

At West Wing Writers, she has collaborated with Fortune 500 CEOs, celebrities, and philanthropic and nonprofit leaders to tell compelling stories that move audiences and inspire action. Her words and ideas have appeared in The New York TimesTime Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and WIRED and have been delivered at conferences, conventions, and commencement ceremonies around the world. In 2016 and 2020, she was a member of the Democratic National Convention speechwriting teams, where she helped elected officials and everyday Americans share their stories with a national audience.

Jamie graduated Phi Beta Kappa with distinction from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s in public policy and a minor in French. Most recently, she completed her master’s in social work from Bryn Mawr College, where she got firsthand experience working on America’s mental health crisis in an inpatient hospital and a college counseling center. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their 2-year-old dachshund, Ketchup.