June Shih

June is a writer and lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in public policy, communications, and speechwriting.  In 1994, she began her career as a cops and courts reporter for a Florida newspaper, but left after a year to assist then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton with her syndicated newspaper column and speeches. In 1997, at the age of 25, she became a Special Assistant to the President and Presidential Speechwriter, writing speeches for President Bill Clinton on a range of issues from civil rights and race relations to education and health care policy.   After serving as chief speechwriter for Mrs. Clinton’s first U.S. Senate campaign in 2000, June attended law school and then practiced law in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.   From 2011-2014, she served in the Obama Administration as a Senior Advisor in the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues.  Her writings have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Slate, and Foreign Policy.  June holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.