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Black History Month 2012: Natalie Brown


Natalie E. Brown has served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia since July 21, 2010. She joined the Foreign Service in 1990 and her previous overseas assignments include service as economic counselor in Amman, Jordan; political chief in Kuwait City, Kuwait; language student at the Foreign Service Institute’s Arabic Field School in Tunis, Tunisia; political/economic/consular officer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and general services officer in Conakry, Guinea. Domestically, Ms. Brown has twice served in the Operations Center and was one on the senior watch officers on duty on September 11, 2001; was the desk officer for Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger; and worked on international justice and nonproliferation issues in the Office of UN Political Affairs. She is the recipient of several U.S. Department of State awards.

Ms. Brown earned a bachelor of science degree with a concentration in comparative studies of Africa and Western Europe from Georgetown University’s Edmund E. Walsh School of Foreign Service. From 1998-1999, she was one of two State Department officers assigned to the Marine Corps Command and Staff College where she earned a master of science degree in military studies.

Ms. Brown is a member of 2007-2008 fellows class of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation and an alumna of the International Career Advancement Program of the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver. She is from Omaha, Nebraska. Her two dogs, Cashmere and Riko, who were adopted in Kuwait, travel with her.

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