Posted: 12:15 am ET
FSO Jennifer Davis officially began her tenure as U.S. Consul General in Istanbul on October 25, 2016. On October 29, USCG Istanbul was officially placed on mandatory evacuation order for family members. Below is her welcome video in Turkish.
Below is a brief bio posted by USCG Istanbul:
Jennifer Davis is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service and a 2016 Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. National War College, where she received the George Kennan Award for Excellence in Strategic Writing. From 2012-2015, she served as the Executive Assistant to U.S. Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. She also has served as the Deputy Political Counselor at Embassy Bogota, Acting Deputy Political Advisor and Political Officer at USNATO, Special Assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Watch Officer in the State Operations Center, and Consular Officer and Special Assistant to the Ambassador in Mexico City.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Jennifer was a corporate attorney specializing in media and banking law. She clerked for the Honorable Judge James C. Fox in the Eastern District of North Carolina. She has a B.A. with distinction and J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BCL (LL.M.) in international law from the University of Oxford in England. She is the wife of fellow U.S. diplomat Nick Harris and the proud mother of two boys.Former Consuls General:
- Charles F. Hunter – September 2013-August 2016
- Scott Frederic Kilner – September 2010-September 2013
- Sharon Anderholm Wiener – August 2007-July 2010
- Deborah K. Jones – August 2005-July 2007
- David L. Arnett – July 2002-July 2005