Marissa Scott is the French Language Spokesperson for the Department of State and the Director of the Africa Regional Media Hub. Marissa is a career diplomat and has spent most of her career working in Africa on public diplomacy and media relations. Her previous assignments were Djibouti, the Dominican Republic, Algeria, Niger, and Cabo Verde. Marissa has a bachelor’s degree English and Spanish language and a master’s degree in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She also has holds an Advanced Certificate in Conflict Resolution from Syracuse and a Certificate in Strategic Communications and Public Relations from Portland State University.