Jennifer Rasamimanana is the new general consul of the United States in Casablanca. She replaces Nicole Theriot whose mission ended in May. Diplomat since 1999, Rasamimanana has held diplomatic posts in the political, consular, economic and public sectors in France, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Tunisia, Syria and Togo. She has also served in the office of Secretary of State Powell and Rice. Between 2010 and 2012 she was the Arabic spokesman for the State Department, where she conducted communication with Arabic-speaking audiences from Oman to Morocco. In 2012, she was Diplomat-in-Residence and Professor at Sciences Po Paris.