Jennifer CastagnaDoug Ward
Senior Policy Advisor
Jennifer Castagna previously served as a Professional Staff Member for the Senate Minority (Republican) Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee. In this capacity, Castagna helped oversee appropriations for the U.S. Department of Education, including pre-kindergarten through grade 12, special education, and higher education funding. Prior to joining the Senate Appropriations Committee, Castagna was a Vice President for Washington Partners LLC, a government relations firm primarily focused on serving clients interested in the area of education. She also served as the chief education adviser and Appropriations Director for a senior U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania for nearly 10 years. Castagna earned a BA in political science and a minor in business from the Pennsylvania State University.