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Emily Kilcrease

U.S. Department of Commerce

2017 fellow

Emily Kilcrease is an international trade and investment expert, specializing in national security investment reviews, trade agreement negotiation and compliance, and trade capacity building.

Ms. Kilcrease serves as the Department of Commerce’s Coordinator for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an interagency body that reviews cross-border transactions that could result in control of a U.S. business by a foreign person, in order to determine the effects of such transactions on the national security of the United States.

Prior to joining Commerce, Ms. Kilcrease was a Policy Advisor in the Office of International Affairs at the Department of the Interior. In this capacity, she represented Interior’s interests in Free Trade Agreement negotiations, including the TransPacific Partnership and the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. She also served in a short-term detail at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office of Environment and Natural Resources, working on issues related to Peru’s implementation of international trade obligations related to preventing illegal timber trade.

Previously at Interior, Ms. Kilcrease managed international technical assistance programs designed to help partners in the Middle East and North Africa more effectively manage natural resources, with a focus on combatting illegal wildlife trafficking and managing national parks. Ms. Kilcrease began her Federal career as a member of Interior’s Office of the Secretary Management Intern Program.

Ms. Kilcrease received a M.A. in International Relations, specializing in International Economics and Development from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She received her B.A. in Government from Georgetown University, where she was a member of the Government Honors Program.

Coordinator for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States Department of Commerce.

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