Ambassador Russell and Assistant Secretary Ryan Travel to the Caribbean

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 5, 2016


Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell and Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan will accompany Dr. Jill Biden to Havana and Camaguey, Cuba from October 6 – 9. Together, they will meet with government officials and engage with a diverse range of Cubans on topics related to culture, education, women’s empowerment, and health.

Following their travel to Cuba, Ambassador Russell will accompany Dr. Biden to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from October 9 – 10, when they will meet with government officials and representatives from civil society to explore economic empowerment and educational opportunities for women and girls.

For more information on this trip, follow @AmbCathyRussell and @ECA_AS on Twitter.