Etienne was most recently deputy assistant to President Joe Biden and communications director for Vice President Kamala Harris. She previously served on the Presidential Transition Team as the director of communications for VP-elect Harris and as senior advisor of strategic planning for Biden for President in 2020.
From 2017 to 2020, Etienne served as communications director and senior advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
In 2014, Etienne was appointed special assistant to President Obama and communications director for the U.S. Cabinet. Etienne is the first woman and person of color to serve as the communications director for the speaker of the House and vice president.
According to her Linkedin profile, she is currently
In April 2022, Capitol Communicator reported that Etienne had joined Powell Tate as Senior Counselor.