President-elect Joe Biden officially names Baker native, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, as UN ambassador

Baker native tapped as UN ambassador by President-elect Joe Biden

WASHINGTON (WAFB) - Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a Baker native and LSU alumna, has officially been named as President-elect Joe Biden’s U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (UN), the president-elect announced Monday, Nov. 23.

Thomas-Greenfield has extensive foreign service experience dating back to President Ronald Reagan’s administration. She has previously served as an ambassador to Liberia and as the assistant secretary of state for African affairs from 2013 to 2017.

WAFB’s Elizabeth Vowell interviewed Thomas-Greenfield in 2016 when she spoke to students at LSU.

“It’s about public service. I think every young person ought to have as part of their goal to serve their country. It doesn’t have to be in the military. It could be in the Peace Corps. It could be working for a government agency,” said Thomas-Greenfield.

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