Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Born:November 22, 1952 (age 71)
Career:U.S. ambassador to the United Nations - 2021-present
Assistant secretary, Bureau of African Affairs - 2013-2017
Director general and director of human resources, U.S. Foreign Service - 2012-2013
U.S. ambassadorship to Liberia - 2008-2012
Principal deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of African Affairs - 2006-2008
Deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration - 2004-2006
Education:B.A., Louisiana State University
M.A., University of Wisconsin

Linda Thomas-Greenfield has served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations since February 24, 2021.

Thomas-Greenfield received a Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University and a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining the State Department, she taught political science at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.

A career diplomat, Thomas-Greenfield worked at the U.S. Foreign Service from 1982-2017, serving in posts in Switzerland, Pakistan, Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Jamaica and as the ambassador to Liberia. After retiring from the State Department, Thomas-Greenfield led the Africa Practice at Albright Stonebridge Group, a strategic commercial diplomacy firm, and was the inaugural Distinguished Resident Fellow in African Studies at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.

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