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Picture of Tracey JacobsonBIOGRAPHY

Tracey Jacobson
Ambassador, Tajikistan
Term of Appointment: 08/29/2006 to present

Tracey Ann Jacobson, a career member of the Foreign Service, was most recently the U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan (August 2003-July 2006) during which time she engaged the Turkmen government to improve its human rights record and worked to increase security cooperation. Previously she served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Riga, Latvia. In Riga, she designed and implemented strategies to assist Latvia in becoming a successful candidate for NATO membership.

Prior to her assignment in Riga, Ms. Jacobson served as Deputy Executive Secretary at the National Security Council at the White House, where she facilitated the development of foreign policy initiatives for the National Security Advisor and the President. Her other Foreign Service overseas assignments include Seoul, Korea; Nassau, Bahamas; and Moscow, Russia. Her domestic assignments include the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and the Office of the Under Secretary for Management.

Ms. Jacobson received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), and her M.A. from the JHU Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Ms. Jacobson has received a number of Superior and Meritorious Honor awards from the Department of State.



Released on August 30, 2006

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