Jan. 12, 2018: Reagan Thompson was appointed as the Director of Policy for First Lady Melania Trump yesterday, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Thompson previously worked at the White House National Security Council’s (NSC) Middle East Directorate. Before the NSC, Reagan worked as a Policy and Communications Adviser for former U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, Kansas Republican. Thompson has also worked at Facebook and for various national and statewide political campaigns. Thompson received two Rotary Foundation Fellowships to complete her master’s degrees from Peking University in Beijing and the London School of Economics.