Cherrie Daniels's term ended on August 6, 2021.Cherrie Daniels served as Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, she joined the Department of State in 1993.
Prior to assuming duties as Special Envoy, she served as the Director of the Executive Secretariat Staff in the Office of the Secretary of State, Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, and Political/Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo. She also served in the Office of the Vice President as Special Advisor for Europe and Russia and as a Pearson Foreign Affairs Fellow in the office of Senator Joseph Lieberman.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Daniels served as the Director of the U.S. Embassy’s American Center in Jerusalem, Desk Officer for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Vice Consul in Zagreb and Toronto, as well as two tours in the Operations Center — one as Coordinator of the Crisis Management and Support team and one as a Senior Watch Officer.
Ms. Daniels has earned numerous individual and group Superior Honor awards. In 2006, she was presented with the Secretary of State’s Swanee Hunt Award for Advancing Women’s Role in Policy Formulation in recognition of her work to promote the participation of women as peacemakers in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Hailing from Richardson, Texas, Ms. Daniels earned a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University, where she was also an FCC-licensed radio DJ. She later earned a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She speaks Serbian, Norwegian, and Hebrew and is married with two children.