Dana Francis's term ended on March 16, 2020.
Dana Francis is a Director, and currently Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. Department of State. She has been a Foreign Service Officer since 1999, serving overseas in El Salvador, Colombia, Belgium, and Cameroon. In Washington, she has worked on issues related to Sudan, West Africa, and the Balkans, and as a fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Chris Coons. She has focused primarily on political and refugee issues and has served twice as a Regional Refugee Coordinator, in Bogota and Brussels. Prior to joining the State Department, Dana worked as a newspaper reporter, as an NGO program officer, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso. She is a graduate of Middlebury College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.