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Bernadette Allen, American former ambassador. Certified in French Civilization Sorbonne University, Paris, 1977. Recipient Superior Honor award, United States Department State, Meritorious Honor award, Alumni Achievement award, Central College, 2008.


Allen, Bernadette was born in 1956 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States.


Bachelor in French Civilization and Linguistics, Central College, Pella, Iowa, 1978. Master of Arts in Human Resources Management, George Washington University, Washington, 1990.


General service officer, vice consul, United States Embassy United States Department State, Bujumbura, Burundi, 1980—1982, consul United States Embassy Philippines Manila, 1982—1984, desk officer, Africa bureau regional affairs office, 1985—1987, visa officer, visa office coordinator division, 1985—1989, consular section chief, United States Consulate General Guangzhou, China, 1991—1994, deputy director consular training, National Foreign Affairs Training Center, 1994—1996, legislation management officer, 1996—1998, director visa office coordination division, 1998—2000, chief, consular section Montreal, Canada, 2000—2002, consul general, 2002—2005, United States ambassador to Niger Niamey, 2006—2010.


  • Certified in French Civilization Sorbonne University, Paris, 1977.


Volunteer Big Sisters, the Washington, District of Columbia Metropolitan area. President Central College African-American Student Organization. Usher board chairman Carmody Hills Baptist Church, Seat Pleasant, Maryland.

Member of United States Tennis Association (life), Alpha Delta Epsilon.