Date: 02/01/2012 Description: Black History Month 2012: Deniece Yeboah - State Dept ImageA 24-year-old New York native, Ms. Yeboah earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Syracuse University-Maxwell School in 2009 and a master’s degree in African studies and research from Howard University in 2011.

She currently serves as an executive assistant in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL), and began her State Department career as an intern and student employee in the Bureau of African Affairs (AF), Office of Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs (G), and Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES). She is among the first generation in her family to go to college, and hopes to reach her goal of traveling to each continent while working in the Department.

She has also studied in Accra, Ghana, and had the pleasure of volunteering with nonprofit organizations to help raise funds locally and abroad to support education programs and activities for students in Ghana.

With respect to this year’s Black History Month theme “Black Women in American Culture and History”, Ms. Yeboah is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women.