Deval Patrick's right-hand men and women
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As a Lebanese-American, Kayyem is the only Arab-American to hold a state-level homeland security position in the country and only one of a handful of women to hold the job. She appears frequently on television as a terrorism analyst for NBC News. Kayyem is a lawyer with experience with the federal government, serving as former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt's appointee to the National Commission on Terrorism and as a legal adviser to then Attorney General Janet Reno.
Juliette N. Kayyem, 37, Undersecretary of Homeland Security
As a Lebanese-American, Kayyem is the only Arab-American to hold a state-level homeland security position in the country and only one of a handful of women to hold the job. She appears frequently on television as a terrorism analyst for NBC News. Kayyem is a lawyer with experience with the federal government, serving as former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt's appointee to the National Commission on Terrorism and as a legal adviser to then Attorney General Janet Reno.
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