On July 20, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Wanda L. Nesbitt to be Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia. The WH released the following brief bio:
Wanda Nesbitt is a career member of the Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor. She has served since 2007 as Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire. She has previously served as Ambassador to Madagascar. Ms. Nesbitt was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs from 2005-2007 and served as a Consular Officer overseas in Haiti, France, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ms. Nesbitt’s Africa experience includes tours as Deputy Chief of Mission in Rwanda and Tanzania. In Washington, she has served in the Executive Secretariat, the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, and the Bureau of Human Resources.
Ms. Nesbitt received a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.