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Ms. Scandola is a career member of the Foreign Service. She joined R/PPR on September 8, 2020, as the Managing Director for Resources.  She served as the Acting Director since June 2021 -August 2021.  Prior to her assignment in R/PPR, she served as Director of Global Talent Management’s Office of Performance Evaluation. Joni is a management coned Foreign Service Officer, rank of Minister Counselor. Her previous postings abroad include the Ivory Coast, Albania, Poland, Canada, Panama, and the Philippines. In 2017, Joni received the Swanee Hunt Department Award for her work on introducing gender balance as a key diplomatic tool inside U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the East Asia and Pacific geographical region. Joni studied at Rider College and American University’s School of International Service.

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