Alumna nominated by President Joe Biden to be US Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

We offer many congratulations to Kent alumna, Amanda S. Jacobsen, who has been nominated by US President Joe Biden to become Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Since she received her MA in International Relations from the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent in 2004, Amanda has forged an impressive career in the US Government. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor and currently serves as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana, where she was also Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.

She has previously served as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, spokesperson for the Bureau of African Affairs at the State Department, and as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.

Amanda’s other diplomatic assignments include service at the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal: first as the Cultural Affairs Officer and subsequently as the Regional Refugee Coordinator.

Read the full White House statement.

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