Capricia Penavic Marshall is Chief of Protocol of the United States. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio to immigrant parents, a Croatian father and Mexican mother. In 1986, Marshall graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies. She studied at the University of Madrid for a year before attending Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she was president of the student bar association, and graduated in 1990. After receiving her Juris Doctorate, Marshall worked for the Bill Clinton presidential campaign, 1992 for President of the United States as Special Assistant to Hillary Rodham Clinton. In 1993, she served on the East Wing staff of then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton as Special Assistant to the First Lady. In October 1997, at the age of 32, Marshall was appointed Deputy Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary. After President Clinton's term ended in January 2001, Marshall continued working with the former President as a Senior Advisor, helping to advance his work in policy, politics, and community initiatives. In 2001, she began working as a consultant to a number of nonprofit and private sector organizations. In 2006, Marshall joined the re-election efforts for Senator Hillary Clinton, and subsequently joined the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, 2008. As Senior Advisor, she led the Surrogate Speakers Program and helped coordinate women’s outreach. In 2008, Marshall became Executive Director of HillPAC and Friends of Hillary and oversaw the closure of both committees. She was sworn in as Chief of Protocol on August 3, 2009. On May 16, 2010, Marshall was the keynote speaker at Commencement of her law school alma mater.