White House Author
Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement
Raina Thiele is Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement and works as the liaison for tribes and the American Indian and Alaska Native community. Prior to her current position, she most recently served as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) working on a wide variety of domestic and international issues. She previously worked as a Legislative Analyst at OMB and worked on tribal outreach for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Raina earned her B.A. from Yale College and her Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Born and raised in Alaska, her family hails from the rural communities of Pedro Bay Native Village on Lake Iliamna and Alexander Creek near Mount Susitna. She is Dena’ina Athabascan and Yup’ik.