Roxanne Cabral is the current Director of the Office Policy, Planning, and Resources for the Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. She joined the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer in 1997. She held the 2013-14 Department of State Senior Fellowship at the Washington, D.C.-based think-tank The Atlantic Council, during which she co-authored a white paper entitled “Diplomacy for a Diffuse World.” Her most recent overseas assignment was as the Public Affairs Section Chief at the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, China, where she served from 2010-2013. Previous overseas assignments include Taiwan, Albania, Mexico City, and Ukraine. She also served as the public diplomacy advisor in the Department of State’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs focusing on Balkans issues from 2006-2008. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University.