|U.S. Secretary of the Interior|
|Elections and appointments|
|Nominated||February 6, 2013|
|Confirmed||April 10, 2013|
|Appointed||April 12, 2013|
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|High school||Renton High School|
|Birthday||February 21, 1956|
|Place of birth||London, England|
Jewell was previously the CEO of the recreation retail chain REI. She also worked in commercial banking and petroleum engineering before becoming the Secretary of the Interior.
Jewell was born in London, England, but her father moved the family to the Washington state when she was three years old. She attended Renton High School before graduating from the University of Washington with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering. Jewell is an experienced mountain climber, having climbed Mt. Rainier, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Vinson in Antarctica.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Jewell's academic, professional and political career:
- 2005-2013: CEO of REI
- 2013-Present: U.S. Secretary of the Interior
|Sally Jewell Confirmation vote, April 10, 2013|
|Party||Votes for||Votes against||Total votes|
Jewell is married with two children.
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- Official biography
- GovTrack, "On the Nomination: Sally Jewell," April 10, 2013
- Department of the Interior, "About Secretary Jewell," accessed December 20, 2013
- New York Times, "New Interior Chief Savors a Steep Learning Curve," April 29, 2013
- Seattle Times, "A profile of REI's Sally Jewell: Team player at her peak," March 23, 2005
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