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Gabon/Sao Tome & Principe: Eunice S. Reddick

Eunice S. Reddick
Ambassador, Republic of Gabon, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
Term of Appointment: 11/09/2007 to present

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Eunice S. Reddick was sworn in as Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic and the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe on November 9, 2007. She served from 2005 to 2007 as Director of the Office of East African Affairs in the State Department Bureau of African Affairs.

Ms. Reddick began her Foreign Service career in 1980 and was posted in 1981 as consular officer to Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe. In 1983 she returned to the State Department and was assigned to the Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration Affairs to monitor USG assistance to African refugees. From 1986 to 1988, Ms. Reddick served as Country officer for Tanzania and the India Ocean countries in the Bureau of African Affairs. Following that assignment, she was a Senior Watch Officer in the Secretary’s 24-hour Operations Center. From 1989-1990, she studied Mandarin Chinese at the AIT/Taipei Language School, followed by an assignment to the political section at Embassy Beijing.

As a 1993 recipient of the Dean and Virginia Rusk Fellowship, Ms. Reddick spent a year as an Associate at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. Then followed two Deputy Director assignments in the State Department – the first in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Office of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam Affairs, and the second in the Office of International Development Assistance in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. From 1997-2000, she was the chief of the political section at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Taipei office. From 2002 to 2004, she was Director of the Office of Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore Affairs after a stint as Deputy Director of that office when it also covered Indonesia.

Ms. Reddick received a Masters degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs (1975), and a BA in history and literature from New York University (1973). After completing her graduate studies, Ms. Reddick worked for several years at the Africa-America Institute in New York and Washington.

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