Aaron Sherman

  • Speechwriter to the Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Biden Administration

  • Senior Speechwriter to the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Obama Administration

  • Speechwriter, President Obama’s Re-election Campaign

  • USY Alum

A Note from Aaron:

I met my now-wife during the first few minutes of my first regional convention, during our sophomore year as USYers—so I can easily say that my life would not be what it is today without USY!

My USY experience also influenced my professional career; learning about tikkun olam helped shape my passion for public service, and later in my career I found myself drawing on my experiences in Israel that began in USY. For example, when I was a speechwriter for U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, and we were preparing for a trip to Israel, I was able to include a quote from a zmira (Shomrim Hafked) in one of the remarks that I wrote for the Secretary. (You can find the transcript of those remarks here.


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