Caroline Chambers is deputy director of the Washington, D.C., office and director of domestic policy advocacy for the Open Society Foundations. She is also deputy director of the Open Society Policy Center. Chambers works with staff to develop and implement advocacy strategies in a variety of policy areas, including judicial nominations, civil rights, education, public health, voting rights, drug policy, criminal justice, and immigration reform.
Since 1986, Chambers has held numerous policy positions in the federal government. In 2009 and 2010, she served in the White House as director of confirmations for President Obama, overseeing Senate approval of over 600 nominees for high-level administration positions. In 2000, she worked in the Clinton White House on the Domestic Policy Council staff as deputy director of the Council on Youth Violence.
In the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2001, Chambers was policy director for Senator Byron Dorgan, legislative director for Senator Paul Wellstone, and staff director of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee under Democratic leader Tom Daschle. Earlier, she was senior policy advisor to Congressman Jim Cooper and served on the White House Health Care Reform Task Force.
Chambers received a BA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.