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Black History Month 2012: Jared Yancey


Date: 02/01/2012 Description: Black History Month 2012: Jared Yancey - State Dept ImageJared Yancey is a member of the U.S. Foreign Service and a recipient of the Charles B. Rangel Fellowship. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Jared received a bachelor of arts in international studies from Bethune-Cookman University and a master of arts in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

Joining the Foreign Service in 2008, Jared served as a consular officer in San Salvador, El Salvador. Following the disastrous earthquake in Haiti, he completed a temporary assignment in Port-au-Prince. For his second tour, Jared returned to Washington, DC to serve as the desk officer for Swaziland and Zambia in the Office of Southern African Affairs.

Later this year, Jared will travel to Kabul, Afghanistan to serve as the Deputy Director of the Field Programs Unit. After this one year assignment, Jared will serve in Johannesburg, South Africa as a public diplomacy officer.

Jared is a jazz lover and enjoys mentoring and spending time with family and friends in his spare time. Jared looks forward to meeting additional members of the international community and learning about their cultures.


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