She has worked at the U.S. Department of State since 2014, first as a Senior Advisor for the Chief Information Officer before leading a new information technology workforce planning unit. From 2019 to 2023, she led OAA.
Jameela began her federal career in 2001 as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of Health and Human Services. She has also worked at the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and did a detail to the Department of Education's Office of the Deputy Secretary and the Bureau of South and Central Asia in the Department.
Jameela holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Chicago and a master's degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. A native of suburban Chicago, she and her spouse parent three children and she considers herself a motivated, yet mediocre runner.