Charity N. Wallace serves as the Senior Advisor to the Global Women’s Initiatives at the Bush Institute and is in an executive graduate program in pursuit of a Global Master of Arts degree in international relations from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Most recently, Ms. Wallace served as the Vice President of the Global Women’s Initiatives and Senior Advisor to Mrs. Laura Bush. In this role, Ms. Wallace was responsible for setting the vision and managing the policy engagement for the women’s initiatives, including Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon global health initiative, empowering women in the Middle East and working with First Ladies from around the world. The Initiatives aim to improve access to education, health care, and economic opportunity for women and children in Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan.
From 2009-2010, Wallace was the Chief of Staff to Laura Bush. Wallace served in the Bush Administration from January 2001 to January 2009. Most notably, she was the Deputy Chief of Protocol of the United States and Director of Advance for First Lady Laura Bush. During her tenure in the Bush Administration and in her current role, Wallace has traveled to over 70 countries.
Ms. Wallace serves on the Board of Advisors for the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, ARZU Studio Hope, 4word Women and All In Together. Ms. Wallace is an ex-officio member on the Human Freedom Advisory Council at the Bush Institute. Ms. Wallace wrote the foreword for the book “Work, Love, Pray”, which was released in 2011. A native of California, Ms. Wallace graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, with a focus in international relations.