Biography

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Tracey Ann Jacobson
Acting Assistant Secretary
Bureau of International Organization Affairs
Term of Appointment: 01/2017 to present

Tracey Ann Jacobson currently serves as the acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (IO).

Previously she was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in IO. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, she served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republics of Kosovo (2012 – 2015), Tajikistan (2006 – 2009), and Turkmenistan (2003 – 2006). Ambassador Jacobson served as Dean of the School of Professional and Area Studies and later as Deputy Director of the Foreign Service Institute (2010 – 2012), and was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Riga (2000-2003).

Prior to those assignments, Ambassador Jacobson served as Deputy Executive Secretary at the National Security Council at the White House. Her other overseas assignments include Seoul, South Korea; Nassau, Bahamas; and Moscow, Russia.

Ambassador Jacobson received a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Arts from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. She is the recipient of several State Department Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards, as well as the Presidential Meritorious Service Award. Ambassador Jacobson is married to David Baugh, a member of the British Diplomatic Service.