Executive Director: Jen Rasamimanana

Resident Director Jen Rasamimanana

Jen Rasamimanana assumed the role of TALIM’s Executive Director on October 1, 2021. A United States diplomat for over 20 years, she served as the U.S. Consul General in Casablanca from 2017-2020. She retired from the Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor in 2021, having led press, cultural, and educational outreach for the U.S. Embassy in Egypt.  

Previously, Ms. Rasamimanana was the Cultural Attaché in Paris as well as Diplomat-in-Residence and Visiting Professor at the School of International Affairs at SciencesPo, Paris.  

During the Arab Spring, she was the State Department’s regional Arabic Language Spokesperson, and led engagement with Arabic-speaking publics from Oman to Morocco.  She also served at U.S. embassies in Jordan, Tunisia, Syria, and Togo, as well as in key senior State Department positions in Washington DC.

Before joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Rasamimanana taught English as a Foreign Language in Madagascar and worked in technology investment banking and venture capital in Silicon Valley. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, she speaks French and Arabic.

Contact Jen at:  director@legation.org