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Name: Garvey, Janet
Current Position: Former Ambassador
Janet E. Garvey began serving as the US Ambassador to Cameroon on September 13, 2007. Garvey received her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, where she was valedictorian, and her Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University School of Law.
A career Foreign Service officer, Garvey worked in various positions at the United States Information Agency and the State Department in Washington, DC, early in her career. Her first overseas postings were at the US Consulate General in Cape Town, South Africa, the Consulate General in Leipzig, Germany, and at the US Embassies in Yugoslavia, Finland and the former East Germany.
She then became Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, followed by serving as director of the Office of North Central European Affairs at the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in the State Department.
Garvey served most recently as deputy coordinator at the Bureau of International Information Programs at the State Department before assuming her post in Cameroon.
Garvey speaks French, German, Bosnian/Serbo-Croatian and Hungarian.
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