Ferial Govashiri currently serves as the Personal Secretary to the President of the United States. She got her bachelor of political science from University of California, Irvine in 2005 and got into Politics in 2007 when she joined Obama’s Presidential Campaign working in the Department of Scheduling and Advance at his Chicago Headquarters. After the election, she went on to work at the White House National Security Council where she first served as a Senior Advisor to Ben Rhodes, the Deputy National Security Advisor and then as the Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff and the Director of Visits at the NSC. She helped plan the President’s foreign trips as well as foreign leaders’ visits to the White House. After five years on the NSC, she transitioned to serve as a personal aide to the President in 2014. Ferial is fluent in Farsi.