Meet The Black Women Behind President Obama’s Administration


Essence magazine featured some of the amazing Black women that keep President Obama’s administration running. Peep Game

Twenty-nine staffers gathered for a photo shoot in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building—the youngest only 23 (Jordan Metoyer, assistant to the deputy director and senior advisor to the Office of Management & Budget Director), and one with the coolest title ever: press assistant and senior wrangler (Desiree Barnes, 27). They all share a common trait, says Chynna Clayton, 27, Michelle Obama’s special assistant and trip director: “The White House is composed of people who are passionate about the country.”

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