Neda A. Brown
Neda Brown is the Deputy Press Advisor and Spokesperson for the Bureau of of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Prior to this assignment, Neda served as a media relations officer at the Foreign Press Center in New York City and under President Obama in the White House Situation Room from July 2009-July 2010. She recently worked as a Deputy Field Organizer on President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
Neda joined the diplomatic corps in 2003. She has worked at the State Department’s Operations Center where she provided 24-hour support to former secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Neda has also served overseas at the U.S. Embassies in Bogotá, Colombia and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and completed temporary assignments in Mumbai, India and Santiago, Chile.
In 2006, Neda and her sister co-founded Brownskin Apparel, LLC, a company designed to create and enhance positive self-images for people of color. Neda is a frequent keynote speaker on topics such as international and higher education, leadership, and career development.
Neda graduated second in her class with highest honors from Bennett College for Women in 2001 with a B.A. in political science. In 2003, Neda earned an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Neda is fluent in Spanish and has working knowledge of Portuguese.