Amanda C. Morrow Jensen is a former career diplomat in the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service who now teaches media and counterterrorism studies at Henley-Putnam University, where she is currently pursuing her PhD in Strategic Security. She previously worked as an economic analyst at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, reporting on financial sector reform, anti-money laundering, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) events of 2006. From 2001-2004, Ms. Morrow-Jensen worked in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs as the officer in charge of advancing the United States' relationship with the country of Mongolia. Ms. Morrow-Jensen was also responsible for the U.S. relationship with Hong Kong as well as U.S. export control policy and approvals for Chinese companies. She served abroad at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia from 2000-2001 as an economic analyst and assistant to the U.S. Ambassador on East Timor issues. She is the recipient of several Department of State honor awards.
Ms. Morrow-Jensen completed a Master's of Science in Strategic Intelligence degree in 2005 from the Joint Military Intelligence College in Washington, D.C. Her Master's thesis, entitled "Strategic Marketing: Sending Words to War," presents a new analytical and policymaking tool which allows governments to respond to the increasingly rapid rates of information exchange. Ms. Morrow-Jensen graduated with a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and in Spanish Language from the University of Virginia. She speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.