Cedra Eaton is a Foreign Service officer currently assigned as the Consular Section Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania.
Ms. Eaton entered the U.S. Department of State in 1999. She previously served as a desk officer for the Office of Provincial Affairs, where she worked with the Provincial Reconstruction Teams at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq from 2008-2009. In addition, she served as American Citizen Services Chief at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez , Mexico from 2007-2008; language training at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, VA from 2006-2007; American Citizen Services and Adoptions Unit Chief at the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China from 2004-2006; consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Republic of the Philippines from 2001-2004; and as citizen services specialist at the Office of Children’s Issues in the Bureau of Consular Affairs in Washington, D.C. from 1999-2001 where she worked on international parental and international adoption policy.
Prior to joining the Department of State, Ms. Eaton worked at the White House with President Bill Clinton's initiative, "One America in the 21st Century: President's Initiative on Race." She also worked with educational programs funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for African students at the Africa-America Institute in New York.
Ms. Eaton was born and raised in New York City. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1990 and a master's degree in international development from American University of Washington, D.C. in (2001).