Maria Brewer

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Maria E. Brewer
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United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone
Assumed office
September 20, 2017[1]
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJohn Hoover
Personal details
EducationValparaiso University
National Defense University

Maria Elena Brewer[2] is an American diplomat who serves as the United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone.


Brewer grew up in Northwest Indiana. She graduated from Valparaiso University with a B.A. degree in international economics and cultural affairs in 1995. She also has an M.S. from National Defense University.[3]

Brewer has been a career Foreign Service Officer for the United States since 1996. She has held posts in Lagos, Nigeria; Freetown, Sierra Leone; Mumbai, India; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Colombo, Sri Lanka. She had held several senior leadership positions with the United States Department of State, including serving as Deputy Director of the Career Development and Assignments Division of the Bureau of Human Resources.[4]

In August 2017, Brewer was confirmed by the United States Senate as the next United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone. She was nominated to the position by President Donald Trump.[3]


  1. ^ "20 September New US Ambassador presents Credentials". Africa Young Voices. September 20, 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. ^ "PN1908 — Foreign Service". U.S. Congress. December 7, 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone: Who Is Maria Brewer?, Steve (July 16, 2017). "United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone: Who Is Maria Brewer?". AllGov. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Trump nominates Brewer as ambassador to Sierra Leone". African Press Agency. June 26, 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.

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