Bonnie is the President of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation. She is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a professor at Georgetown University, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
Jenkins fomerly served as Ambassador at the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and as Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs. She was the U.S. Representative to the G7 Global Partnership, the DOS lead to the Nuclear Security Summits, and worked on the Global Health Security Agenda. She was also a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation and a Counsel on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission).
Jenkins is a retired Naval Reserves Officer. She was a Fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard University and at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. She holds a Ph.D., an LL.M., an M.P.A, and a J.D.