Democratic Staff Director, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
Sophie Mirviss is the Democratic Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia for Ranking Member Dean Phillips (MN-03). She oversees and implements all subcommittee activities, including over a dozen hearings, staff and member-level briefings, and congressional delegations, and focuses on issues ranging from oversight of U.S. foreign assistance and sanctions policy to supporting good governance and regional integration. Sophie joined the subcommittee in October 2021, serving under Chairs Ted Deutch (FL-22) and David Cicilline (RI-01), after having previously worked as the foreign policy and defense legislative assistant to Rep. Phillips. She is a Minnesota native, earned a B.A. in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.A. in Defense and Strategic Studies at the U.S. Naval War College.
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