Crystal Nix Hines

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Crystal Nix-Hines is United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the rank of Ambassador. Ambassador Nix-Hines was previously Of Counsel at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Los Angeles. Previously, she served as Of Counsel at Fairbank & Vincent from 2006 to 2007, Special Counsel in the Litigation Department of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP from 1997 to 2000, and Assistant to the General Counsel/Senior Vice President of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. from 1992 to 1993. From 1993 to 1997, she held several positions at the State Department, including Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Member of the Department’s Policy Planning Staff, and Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser. From 1991 to 1992, she clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the United States Supreme Court. She also clerked for Judge William A. Norris of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appealsfrom 1990 to 1991.

During her career, Nix-Hines has also been a writer and producer on several network television shows such as Commander-in-Chief, Alias, and The Practice. She began her career as a reporter for the New York Times. She received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1985 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1990.

On July 9, 2013, Crystal Nix-Hines was nominated by President Obama to the position of United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with the rank of Ambassador. Nix-Hines was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 12, 2014.

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