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Term of Appointment: 06/16/2008 to present

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As of June 16, 2008 Marcia Bernicat was sworn in as the latest ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. Ambassador Bernicat was nominated by President Bush on December 12, 2007.

Former Director of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, & Bhutan, Marcia Bernicat has served overseas in Barbados, Malawi, Morocco, India, France, and Mali; and in the Department of State as Human Resources Senior Level Division Chief, Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State, Nepal/India desk officer and in the Operations Center since joining the Foreign Service in 1981. She was an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia in 1979.

A New Jersey native, Ms. Bernicat has a bachelor of arts in history from Lafayette College and worked for Procter and Gamble before earning a master of science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1980. She studied South Asian Affairs at the University of California, Berkeley. Her languages are French, Hindi, and Russian.

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