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Margy Bond, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, has served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central African Affairs since January 15, 2021, and before that as Director of the Office of Central African Affairs since July 2020.  Prior to joining the Africa Bureau, Margy served as the Director of the Office of Economic and Development Assistance in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs where she focused on promoting sustainable development, economic growth, food security, global health, and the wellbeing of children with UN partner agencies.  Previous assignments include as Deputy Director of Caribbean Affairs and Deputy Political Counselor in Kabul, Afghanistan.  She also served in Mexico City and Madrid, as a watch officer in the Operations Center, and as desk officer for Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. She speaks Spanish and French.

Before joining the Foreign Service, Margy was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a program officer with Catholic Relief Services in The Gambia.  Margy earned her B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard College and her Master of Science of Foreign Service/African Studies from Georgetown University.

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