Emily A. Plumb ’96
Political Section Chief
U.S. Embassy Windhoek, Namibia
B.A., Wofford College (1996)
M.S. in foreign service, Georgetown
University, Washington, D,C.
During her career as a foreign service officer, Plumb has served as
staff assistant to the assistant secretary of state for African affairs,
as consular officer in the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, and as
assistant public affairs officer and political officer in the U.S.
Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Before joining the diplomatic corps,
Plumb worked for the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration
(NASA). In 2000, as a David L. Boren National Security Education Fellow,
Plumb researched grassroots peace-building initiatives in East Africa.
She is the co-author of a book chapter in Ending Civil Wars: The
Implementation of Peace Agreements (ed. Stedman, Rothchild and Cousens,