Jessica Bither is a migration fellow and senior program officer in the Europe Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where she provides analysis and manages programming on various migration topics, with a particular focus on the foreign policy nexus. She currently heads the Migration Strategy Group on International Cooperation and Development (MSG), a group of key decision makers on migration-related foreign and development policy issues. For three years, she managed a dialogue process on the role of cities in migration in Morocco, Turkey, and Germany. Jessica is a trained moderator and facilitator and has many years of experience in process design and strategic policy dialogues. She has served as an advisor to different governmental and non-profit stakeholders, including as part of the advisory board of the German Foreign Office for the Global Forum for Migration and Development. Before joining GMF in 2012, she gained work experience at the European Council on Foreign Relations, in academia, and the financial industry in New York City. Jessica studied international relations in Poughkeepsie, NY, Prague, and Berlin. She holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Free University of Berlin, the University of Potsdam, and the Humboldt University of Berlin, and a bachelor’s in international studies from Vassar College.