Profile of Michelle Gavin, U.S. Ambassador to Botswana

Matt Bewig
All Gov

Michelle Gavin serves as the U.S. Ambassador to Botswana, a lightly-populated nation in Southern Africa which is the world’s leading producer of diamonds and suffers the world’s second highest HIV/AIDS infection rate.  Gavin is a relatively young foreign policy expert who has specialized in African affairs for more than a decade.  She was the first Senate staffer to brief then Senator Barack Obama on African issues. Michelle D. Gavin was confirmed by the Senate on April 14, 2011, and arrived at the embassy in Gaborone, Botswana, in June 2011.

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