Brussels Forum Session: Euro-Atlantic Security Outside the Box: High Ambitions, Different Formats

US Representative Chrissy Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, engineer, entrepreneur, and educator who is now the first woman to represent Pennsylvania's 6th District in Congress. She is a former member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee 

Houlahan has helped lead several thriving southeastern Pennsylvania companies including AND1, a basketball apparel company, and B Lab, the organization that launched the B Corporation movement. She went on to serve in Teach for America as a chemistry teacher in North Philadelphia and then led a nonprofit helping thousands of underserved students across the United States build literacy skills.  

While serving in Congress, Houlahan has been awarded the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award, presented by the US Chamber of Commerce to honor lawmakers for their work supporting a free enterprise system, and three Congressional Management Foundation Democracy awards for outstanding achievement in transparency and accountability, constituent services, and workplace environment. She is the first member of Congress to win in two categories in a single congressional term.  

Houlahan holds an engineering degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree in technology and policy from MIT.