Jessica Sarstedt

Jessica is a talented communications specialist with deep contacts in the television, radio and digital news industries across the globe. She is particularly experienced in political message development and media outreach. In partnership with the West End Strategy Team, she works to leverage her contacts to build relationships with editorial decision makers and capitalize on media opportunities to advance organizational goals and increase visibility. Previously, she worked for Al Jazeera America coordinating large-scale broadcast special events during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Jessica spent several years in the Middle East, living in both Cairo and Dubai, where she worked to bridge gaps between nonprofits and news media. There she helped lead media relations teams during the Egyptian revolution under extreme conditions, consistently pitching and producing responsive social and traditional media content for targeted audiences. Earlier in her career, she crafted communication strategies for a variety of organizations, including the United Nations and groups working to protect the rights of refugees throughout the Arab world. Jessica holds a master’s degree in international human rights law from The American University in Cairo, and a bachelor’s degree in political science, with a minor in economics, from George Washington University. Contact Jessica at Jessica@FP4America.org.