From The Hill:

Lisa Monaco isn’t a household name, even in the Beltway, but she’s been a key player in President Obama’s drive to win congressional approval to arm and train Syria rebel groups in the fight against Islamic militants. As Obama’s homeland security and counter terrorism adviser, the 46-year-old has provided substantive expertise on Capitol Hill about ISIS’s threat to U.S. interests, hitting the phones hard to break down the specifics and convince lawmakers to back the administration’s plan for taking on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.