Paulette Aniskoff is Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Prior to joining OPE she served as Director of Individual and Community Preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In that role she partnered with non-profits, community organizations and governments to promote effective disaster planning at the local level. Paulette also chaired FEMA's Children's Working Group, seeking to ensure that disaster preparedness adequately addressed children's needs. Before FEMA, Paulette served in the Office of Presidential Personnel, where she worked to place candidates in positions throughout the executive branch.
Paulette came to the administration after working for then-Senator Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign. She was his Get Out the Vote Director in Iowa and a number of other primary and caucus states, and served as the campaign's Pennsylvania Field Director in the general election. Paulette had previously run her own New York-based political consulting business, working with U.S. Senators, Members of Congress, philanthropists and issue advocacy organizations. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Today marks the first National Day of Action as part of America’s PrepareAthon!), a community-based campaign to build a more secure and resilient nation by getting people to think about the disasters that could happen in their communities and to take action to increase their preparedness.
Here at the White House, we're getting ready for the first America's PrepareAthon!, a national day of action that will take place April 30, 2014.