June 1, 2017

Susan Jacobs Joins International Social Service Board of Directors

Baltimore, MD, (June 1, 2017) – International Social Service-USA is thrilled to announce that Susan S. Jacobs, Former Special Advisor at the U.S. State Department Office of Children’s Issues, has joined its Board of Directors. 

Ambassador Jacobs has decades of experience in child protection, child welfare, and international affairs. She was a Senior Policy Advisor in the Bureau of Consular Affairs and previously served as the Bureau’s liaison to the Department of Homeland Security. In the early 2000s, she acted as the United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. From April 1998 to October 2000, she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Issues in the State Department's Bureau of Legislative Affairs.
Her prior experience includes serving as the U.S. Consul General in Bucharest, the Senior Policy Advisor to the Commission on Immigration Reform, and the Legislative Management Officer in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs.
Ambassador Jacobs joined the Foreign Service in 1974. Her early assignments included tours as Vice Consul in Caracas, Deputy Consul General in Tel Aviv, Refugee Officer in New Delhi, Office Director in the State Department's Citizens Emergency Center, and Special Assistant to the Ambassador in San Salvador.
Ambassador Jacobs graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where she was a Regents Scholar, and later studied at Georgetown University Law School and George Washington University. She has received numerous awards, including the Department of State's Distinguished Honor Award, its Superior Honor Award, and the Community Achievement Award in New Delhi.
International Social Service looks forward to working with Ambassador Jacobs to continue to improve the lives of children and families around the world. 
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