Ross LaJeunesse is Global Head of Free Expression and International Relations for Google.

Before joining Google, LaJeunesse served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He developed and executed the Governor’s ambitious policy agenda, on a broad range of issues from infrastructure investment to education reform and economic development, as well as numerous environmental initiatives.

Prior to his appointment in the Schwarzenegger administration, LaJeunesse was Chief of Staff to California Controller Steve Westly, the state’s chief financial officer. He began his career as an assistant to United States Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell and went on to serve on the staff of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, where he was Senator Kennedy’s chief advisor on reinventing government, and national and community service issues.

LaJeunesse received his law degree with honors from the Harvard Law School. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College with a degree in Asian Studies.