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 Jarrett (née Bowman; born November 14, 1956) is an American government official who is currently 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-chair of the Obama–Biden Transition Project.