Meet Deniece Laurent-Mantey

Deniece Laurent-Mantey is currently a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State and has served in the United States government for over six years. She began her career at the U.S. Department of State as an intern in the Bureau of African Affairs and continued to hold various roles.

Mrs. Laurent-Mantey most recently served as a Special Assistant to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Executive Secretariat Staff of the Department.  She has also served in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and Science as well as the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor as a Special Assistant.

She assumed her current assignment as the Acting Deputy Director in the Bureau of African Affairs, Office of West Africa in September 2018, with responsibilities for the 10 coastal countries in West Africa.

A native of the Bronx, New York, she holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, and a master’s degree in African Studies and Public Policy from Howard University.

We are proud of her achievement and we name her Most Influential 100 Class of 2018 Politics and Governance Category.

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