Africa Forward: Foreign Service and African Studies

Foreign Service and African Studies

Come and meet a UW alum and a Wisconsin native to find out how their paths took them from Wisconsin into the State Department Foreign Service and around the world.

Friday, April 20 at 1:30pm
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Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street

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Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Linda Thomas-Greenfield

Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources. She has been a career member of the Foreign Service for thirty years and most recently served as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia. Prior to joining the Department of State, Ms. Thomas-Greenfield taught Political Science at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. She is a 1974 graduate from Louisiana State University with a BA in Political Science. She also holds a MA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin where she completed work towards a PhD. During that period she studied and conducted research in Liberia.

Jennifer Orrico
Jennifer Orrico

Jennifer L. Orrico has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S.
Department of State since September 2006. She served as a Political Officer in Kigali, Rwanda and as a Vice Consul in Mexico City, Mexico. She will soon be joining the Department’s Bureau of African Affairs as a Desk Officer for Uganda. Ms. Orrico earned a degree in political science from the University of Chicago and is originally from Sparta, WI.

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