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Deputy Secretary McKeon Travels to Miami, Meets with BridgeUSA Exchange Visitors

Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 at 8:13 pm.

BridgeUSA exchange visitors at the University of Miami pictured above include interns, trainees, au pairs, and physicians. They are sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, the Council on International Educational Exchange, InterExchange, and Intrax. Photo credit: Elvir Klempic, Dept. of State.

Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian P. McKeon traveled to Miami, Florida, from March 29-30.  The Deputy Secretary visited State Department operations in South Florida, including the Miami Passport Agency and the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Miami Field Office.  The Deputy Secretary also connected with local university and business communities in South Florida.  He visited Florida International University, as part of continued efforts to engage with diverse students on U.S. foreign policy priorities and careers with the State Department.  Deputy Secretary McKeon spoke at the University of Miami to a group of local and international students, as well as State Department exchange program participants, as pictured above.  He also addressed a group of local business leaders at an event organized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.  Finally, he visited the U.S. Southern Command and met with Commanding General Laura J. Richardson.

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About Nicole Elkon

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange

Nicole Elkon

Nicole Elkon joined the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Private Sector Exchange in September 2021. Until June 2021, Ms. Elkon was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Human Rights First, an independent advocacy organization focused on human rights and the rule of law. Prior to her position as COO, Ms. Elkon was a Senior Advisor at Results for America (RFA), a non-profit organization focused on advancing data-driven, evidence based public policy at all levels of government. She also served as Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of ECA and was Director of the Office of Public Private Partnerships at ECA working to leverage strategic partnerships to enhance Administration foreign policy priorities.

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