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Jennifer Hoelzer is a writer, communications strategist and recovering Congressional staffer, having moved to Los Angeles after more than fifteen years in Washington, D.C.. 

Described as a “whip-smart, media-savvy communications pro who’s just as comfortable talking tax policy as she is writing jokes,” Jen advises a wide variety of clients — from politicians and advocacy organizations to filmmakers, athletes and entrepreneurs — on how to develop and control their narratives.

Jen is also a screenwriter, a consultant on the Emmy-Award winning HBO comedy, VEEP, a contributor to publications such as the Huffington Post, Techdirt and Slate and a recognized expert on issues pertaining to privacy, national security and tech policy. 

Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Jen spent ten years on Capitol Hill, including six years as U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s communications director and eventual, deputy chief of staff.  She has a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University and a masters degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.    

A native of Northeast, Ohio, she's a lifelong fan of Cleveland sports making her an eternal optimist with a soft spot for underdogs.   She currently lives in the Hollywood Hills with her dog, Ziggy.

You can read Jen's Huffington Post blog at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-hoelzer/ or watch her on Democracy Now at: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/12/senIate_insider_speaks_out_ex_wyden

To submit an interview/booking request email JIHoelzer (at) gmail.com.

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