22 Facts About Alyssa Mastromonaco


Alyssa Mende Mastromonaco was born on February 22,1976 and is an American author, podcaster, spokeswoman, and former government official.


Alyssa Mastromonaco served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for operations in the administration of President Barack Obama from 2011 to 2014.


Alyssa Mastromonaco was the youngest woman to hold that position.


Alyssa Mastromonaco has been a contributing editor at Marie Claire magazine.


Since 2017, Mastromonaco has been a podcaster with Crooked Media.


Alyssa Mastromonaco's father was a business consultant and her mother was a high school lunch aide.


Alyssa Mastromonaco went to the University of Vermont for two years, majoring in French with a minor in Japanese.


Alyssa Mastromonaco then transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1998.


The summer after her sophomore year of college, after seeing then-Congressman Bernie Sanders speak on campus, Alyssa Mastromonaco was hired by Philip Fiermonte to work as an intern for Sanders in his Burlington, Vermont, district office.


Alyssa Mastromonaco has said that the experience inspired her to work in government after seeing how it was possible to help people doing constituent work on a grassroots level.


Alyssa Mastromonaco cites Fiermonte as a great mentor during an important time in her life.


The next summer, Alyssa Mastromonaco was invited to work for Sanders in Washington, DC.


In 2000, Alyssa Mastromonaco moved to Boston and got her first job in politics as a staff assistant to Senator John Kerry.


In 2002, Alyssa Mastromonaco was hired as Press Secretary for Congressman Rick Boucher of Virginia, but in December 2002 went back to work for Kerry.


In 2004, Alyssa Mastromonaco was hired as the director of scheduling for Kerry's presidential campaign.


From 2007 to 2008, Alyssa Mastromonaco was Political Director for Obama's Political Action Committee, Hopefund, during the 2006 midterm elections.


In November 2008, Alyssa Mastromonaco was appointed Director of Scheduling and Advance in the administration of President Barack Obama.


Alyssa Mastromonaco was notable for her long institutional memory, the ability to understand logistics, and her low-key approach to the position.


In May 2014, Alyssa Mastromonaco left her position as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.


In June 2014, Alyssa Mastromonaco was hired as a contributing editor at Marie Claire.


In January 2015, Alyssa Mastromonaco joined Vice Media as chief operating officer.


In November 2013, Alyssa Mastromonaco married David Krone, who had worked with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and was his Chief of Staff from 2008 to 2015.