On Friday, April 4th we will be hosting Ambassador Marcia S. Bernicat, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State and Mr. Stacy Williams, Executive Secretary, Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator, U.S. Department of State for our Scholars Seminar.
Former Director of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, & Bhutan, Marcia Bernicat has served overseas in Barbados, Malawi, Morocco, India, France, and Mali; and in the Department of State as Human Resources Senior Level Division Chief, Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State, Nepal/India desk officer and in the Operations Center since joining the Foreign Service in 1981. She was an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia in 1979.
A New Jersey native, Ms. Bernicat has a bachelor of arts in history from Lafayette College and worked for Procter and Gamble before earning a master of science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1980. She studied South Asian Affairs at the University of California, Berkeley. Her languages are French, Hindi, and Russian.
Mr. Stacy D. Williams, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, joined the Department of State as a Presidential Management Intern in 1997. Over the course of his 14-year career, he has held a series of management and policy related civil service assignments ranging from auditing of consular programs to money laundering issues to negotiating multilateral issues in the Organization of American States. Mr. Williams is currently the Executive Secretary in the Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator and oversees the office’s management portfolio.