Eunice Reddick

Eunice Reddick held two ambassadorial appointments — in Niamey, Niger from 2014 to 2017, and in Libreville, Gabon from 2007 to 2010. She also served as Charge d’affaires at U.S. Embassy Bujumbura from 2019 to 2020, and U.S. Embassy Nouakchott in 2014.

Previously, Reddick served in the State Department Bureau of African Affairs (AF) from 2011 to 2013 as Director of the Office of West African Affairs, and from 2005 to 2007 as Director of the Office of East African Affairs. From 2002 to 2004, she was Director of the Office of Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore Affairs in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) after a stint as Deputy Director of that office when it also covered Indonesia. From 1997 to 2000, she was political section chief at the American Institute in Taiwan.

Reddick served as Deputy Director in the Office of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam Affairs in EAP, and also in the Office of International Development Assistance in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. She was a Senior Watch Officer in the Operations Center from 1988 to 1989. From 1989 to 1991, she studied Mandarin Chinese, followed by an assignment in the political section at U.S. Embassy Beijing.

In 1981, Reddick was assigned as a consular officer at U.S. Embassy Harare, followed by a tour in the Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration Affairs monitoring USG assistance to African refugees. From 1986 to 1988, Reddick served as Country Officer for Tanzania and the India Ocean countries in AF.

Reddick received the Dean and Virginia Rusk Fellowship in 1993 and spent a year as an Associate at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. She was Diplomat-in-Residence at Howard University from 2010 to 2011.

Following retirement from the Foreign Service, Reddick was the 2018-19 DACOR Lecturer at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth, Kansas, and the 2022 International Law Lecturer at the Hamilton Lugar School of International and Global Studies at Indiana University. She was an instructor at the Washington International Diplomacy Academy, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and a professional skills development instructor at Howard University for the Pickering and Rangel Fellowship Programs. Reddick served on the selection committees for the Rangel Fellowship Program, the Ambassador Donald McHenry Global Fellows Program at Georgetown University, and the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Scholarship program.

Reddick is a member of the International Advisory Council for the official celebration of America’s 250th independence anniversary in 2026. She holds Board of Director positions with Black Professionals in International Affairs, American Women for International Understanding, and Helen Keller International.

Reddick received a BA in history and literature from New York University and a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs. After completing her graduate studies, Reddick worked for several years at the Africa-America Institute in New York and Washington DC.