President-Elect Biden Chooses Louisiana Native Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN Ambassador

Eric Connerly Data News Weekly Contributor

A native of the State of Louisiana was officially named U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under the incoming Biden-Harris Administration.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield comes with 35-years of experience as U.S. Foreign Service who has served on four continents.

This is not her first stint working in under a Presidential Administration. Previously, she served as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs during the Obama-Biden Administration until 2017.

The Baker, LA. native graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1974 from Louisiana State University and in she also earned a Master’s Degree (MA) in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Among those who congratulated her was Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Twitter, saying, “Louisiana is proud to have one of our own serving as the country’s representative to the international community.”

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