Jeanette Rébert joined the Department of State in 1999 as a Foreign Service Officer under the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program. She completed rotations as the Belarus Desk Officer in Washington, D.C. (2000) and in the Political/Economic section of the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2001) before joining the 104th A-100 class on September 10, 2001. She served three consecutive consular assignments overseas, at the U.S. Consulates in Montréal, Québec (2002-2004), Kraków, Poland (2004-2006), and Ponta Delgada, Azores (2007-2010), before returning to work at the Department headquarters in Washington, DC.
In 2010, she broke new ground in the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Office of Systems and Technology (CA/CST), becoming the first Foreign Service Officer to work in the Systems Development division (2010-2011). Eighteen months later she was invited to establish a new position in the Systems Liaison Unit for the Office of Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS/PMO) (2011-2014). In September 2014, she joined the Visa Office as Deputy Director of the Office of Information Management and Liaison (CA/VO/I). All three domestic assignments have been opportunities to hone a newly-specialized skill at bridging the communication gap between those who build software for consular services, and those who use it.
Prior to joining the Department of State, Ms. Rébert earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Service (specialty in East European Affairs), and a Master’s Degree in International Development (minor in Refugee Studies and Migration), both from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She is a native of Marysville, Pennsylvania, and lives in Springfield, Virginia with her husband and infant daughter.