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Name: Mathieu, Gail
Current Position: Former Ambassador

A native of New Jersey, Gail Dennise Mathieu was sworn in as the US Ambassador to Namibia on November 15, 2007.

Mathieu received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Antioch College and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University’s School of Law in Newark, NJ. She also attended The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She speaks French and Spanish.
Mathieu began her professional career as an assistant prosecutor for the city of Newark, New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey and District of Columbia Bars.
A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mathieu began her career with key positions in Paris, Geneva, Jeddah, Port of Spain and Santo Domingo. She also served as the deputy director of the Office of Pacific Island Affairs from 1995-1997, deputy director of the Office of West African Affairs from 1997-1999, and deputy chief of mission in Accra, Ghana from 1999-2002.
She then served as US Ambassador to Niger from November 2002–September 2005, followed director of the Office of Technical Specialized Agencies in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
Mathieu is married and has one son.
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