Editor's note: According to senior adviser to President Obama @vj44, the White House Science Fair featured more girls than boys for the first time ever on Monday. At the fair, President Obama announced a series of roundtables that will discuss a commitment to underrepresented groups, including girls and women, in STEM fields. - Jillian
Valerie June Bowman Jarrett (born November 14, 1956) is a Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama administration. She is a Chicago lawyer, businesswoman, and civic leader. Prior to that she served as a co-chairman of the Obama–Biden Transition Project. Along with Donna Brazile, Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, she is one of the real-life political figures to cameo as herself in the CBS drama The Good Wife.