Section Chief, Business and Human Rights
US Department of State
BSc (Hons) in Public Affairs, Indiana Univ. Former: lead negotiator, UN General Assembly, New York and UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, for contentious negotiations on human rights in North Korea, Burma, Iran, Somalia and Sudan. Consultations with the African Union in Gambia, Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa, Swaziland and Sudan. 2005, Special Assistant to the US Ambassador in Ethiopia. May 2007, first official US Government representative to participate in the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) in Ghana. May 2008, asked again to represent the US at the ACHPR session in Swaziland. Asked several times by the White House to coordinate logistics for the US President in advance of his trips. Since 2004, Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State; Section Chief, Business and Human Rights, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs. Manages public and private partnerships and multistakeholder initiatives with other governments and multilateral institutions as well as Fortune 500 companies and leading NGOs.