Sharon McCoy

UCSD IR/PS
Class of 2012

Sharon McCoy currently serves as a Press Assistant in the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As a Press Assistant, Ms. McCoy prepares briefing materials for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security’s public engagements and drafts press releases and media advisories for the Department.

Prior to working at DHS, Ms. McCoy served as a Research Fellow at GovLoop and as a Program Assistant for the Washington, D.C. semester programs of the University of Georgia (UGA) and New York University (NYU).

Ms. McCoy is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego where she earned a Master’s in Pacific International Affairs. She also has Bachelors of Arts degrees in International Affairs and Spanish from the University of Georgia. As a student, Ms. McCoy interned at the Center for American Progress and the U.S. Department of State.

Ms. McCoy is a member of the DC branch of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) and the Robertson Foundation for Government Class of 2012 fellows. Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Ms. McCoy currently resides in Washington, D.C.