Jessica Bither is a migration fellow and senior program officer based in GMF's Berlin office where she provides analysis and manages programming on foreign policy and migration, labor market migration, and refugee policies. She currently leads the Migration Strategy Group on International Cooperation and Development, and recently led a program on local integration issues in Morocco, Turkey, and Germany. She served as a member of the advisory board of the Federal Foreign Office for the Global Forum for Migration and Development and is also a trained moderator and facilitator.
Her prior work experience includes work for Crédit Agricole Structured Asset Management in New York City, where she was head of business development for the alternative investment research division, and for the European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin. Jessica holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Free University and Humboldt University of Berlin, and a bachelor’s in international studies from Vassar College.