Susan Jacobs joined the Board in May of 2017. Ms. Jacobs has decades of experience in child protection, child welfare, and international affairs. She most recently held the role of Special Advisor at the U.S. State Department Office of Children’s Issues. Before that, she was a Senior Policy Advisor in the Bureau of Consular Affairs and previously served as the Bureau’s liaison to the Department of Homeland Security.
In the early 2000s, she acted as the United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Issues in the State Department’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs. Ms. Jacobs graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and later studied at Georgetown University Law School and George Washington University.