Mieke Eoyang, vice president for the National Security Program at Third Way, runs a team that works on every major national security issue, from the details of military personnel policy to the legal framework for going to war. She has expertise in intelligence oversight and electronic surveillance reform and also studies partisan perception on national security. Before joining Third Way, Eoyang had a long career on Capitol Hill. Most recently she served as Representative Anna Eshoo’s (D-CA) chief of staff (D-CA) and was the defense policy adviser to Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) during the Iraq war, the subcommittee staff director on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and a professional staff member on the House Armed Services Committee. Eoyang, originally from Monterey, California, earned her JD at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law and graduated from Wellesley College.