April 3, 2009

Susan Rice


Susan Rice holds two important positions in the White House. As the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and a foreign policy advisor, her knowledge of international relations and diplomacy are crucial to American foreign relations.

Ms. Rice, however, is no stranger to government policy and the economy either. She grew up in Washington, D.C. where her parents involved in politics. Her father was the governor of the Federal Reserve and an economics professor at Cornell University. Her mother was heavily involved in education policy. While in school, Susan Rice played sports, participated in student council and was even Valedictorian of her class. She then attended Stanford University where she received a degree in history. Later she married fellow Stanford student, Ian Cameron, who become an ABC news producer.

Before she became an ambassador, she worked as a foreign policy aide and as a management consultant for a global management consulting firm. Most notably, she became the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs in 1997 under Secretary of State Madeline Albright — who was also Ms. Rice’s mentor and longtime family friend. Rice is very involved in diplomacy with Africa and serves on the boards of many organizations like the U.S Fund for UNICEF and Partnership for Public Service.

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