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Jaimee Neel

Adjunct Faculty (Culture Language & Performing Arts)
Faculty of Business & Government

Jaimee Macanas Neel is a U.S. diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service with the Department of State. She is currently a Senior Advisor for International Religious Freedom issues, and her overseas assignments include Shanghai, Cairo, London, Beijing, Nairobi, and Athens. She has extensive experience on U.S-China foreign policy issues in mainland China, the Mediterranean, Southeastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Sub-Saharan Africa. Jaimee holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University, and a Masters in Liberal Arts from Harvard University. Her thesis research focused on Iosepa, a Hawaiian immigrant community in Utah from 1889-1917, of which several residents were her Hawaiian ancestors. Prior to the Foreign Service Jaimee was a schoolteacher with Teach for America in Washington D.C. and New York City. Jaimee was born in Kahuku and is married to a fellow Foreign Service Officer. They have four children and two Persian cats.