Steve Feldstein served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the Department of State with responsibility for Africa policy, international labor affairs, and international religious freedom. Previously, he was the Director of the Office of Policy in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), responsible for providing high-level policy guidance on emerging issues and priority areas. He has also served as Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations under former Chairmen Joseph Biden and John Kerry. He previously worked at the Department of State for the Under Secretary for Economics and Business Affairs; at the International Rescue Committee in Rwanda and Croatia; as a consultant advisor for the University of Notre Dame; and as an Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at American University’s School of International Service. He received his J.D. from Berkeley School of Law and his A.B. from Princeton University. He was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana.