Lamont's daughter hired as political appointee by U.S. Department of Education

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Washington DC April 1 2018: United States Department of Education in Washington, DC, It is a Cabinet-level department of the US government.

Washington DC April 1 2018: United States Department of Education in Washington, DC, It is a Cabinet-level department of the US government.

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Emily Huntress Lamont, the daughter of Gov. Ned Lamont, has a new job with the U.S. Department of Education.

Huntress Lamont was among a list of political appointees announced by the department late last week who will take on various leadership roles at the agency. She will serve as a special assistant in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education.

“These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the agency, and work to quickly advance key education priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration,” the agency said in a news release

The agency is headed by Miguel Cardona, former commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Education.

The 34-year-old Lamont most recently worked as a policy associate for Arizona on the Biden for President campaign and as a program manager at Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection, also known as 4-CT. The private nonprofit was established at the start of pandemic to help coordinate Connecticut’s philanthropic response.

The staff at 4-CT is mostly made up of volunteers and includes wealthy individuals with political connections.

While there, Emily developed and ran a direct financial assistance program for Connecticut’s most vulnerable immigrant residents, according to her bio included in the department of education’s announcement.

The bio also notes her role as COO/CFO for “the successful 2018 campaign for the governor of Connecticut,” but leaves out that the candidate was her father.

Emily began her professional career in Beirut, Lebanon working on an education project for the U.S. Agency for International Development, according to her bio. She has a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a bachelor's degree from Harvard.