|Born:||May 13, 1966 (age 55)|
|Career:||U.S. House of Representatives, 2015-present|
|Education:||B.A., Georgetown University|
J.D., American University, Washington
Stacey Plaskett is the non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Plaskett was born on May 13, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents are both from Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. She graduated with a degree in history and diplomacy from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. While a student at Georgetown, she ran for student government, was active in the anti-apartheid movement and spoke on behalf of universities in the DC area at the General Assembly of the United Nations. She graduated from American University Washington College of Law, attending law school at night while working full-time with the lobbying arm of the American Medical Association and then with the law firm, Jones Day.
After graduating from law school, Plaskett was an assistant district attorney in the Bronx, New York and then worked as a consultant and legal counsel for the Mitchel Madison Group. She moved to Washington, D.C., and worked as counsel on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (now the Ethics Committee). She then worked at the Justice Department as a political appointee, serving as counsel for the assistant attorney general for the Civil Division and as acting deputy assistant attorney general for the Torts Branch in the Civil Division. Plaskett then worked on the staffs of Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson and his successor, James Comey. Plaskett left government to be a deputy general counsel at United Health Group, then moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands and worked in the private sector and with the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority.
For information on Plaskett's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.