Angela Sager Girard is a career member of the Foreign Service. She most recently served as the National Security Council’s Director for North America, where she was the principal staff member responsible for the formulation, coordination, and implementation of policy related to North America. Prior to this, she managed Merida Initiative security assistance programs in State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; worked to create a more strategic and dynamic State Department with the Deputy Secretary of Management and Resources; and advanced bilateral relations in the Office of Canadian Affairs. Overseas, Girard has served in the U.S. Embassies in Senegal, France, Haiti, Kenya, and the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining the State Department, Girard worked for NBC and an NPR affiliate. She holds a M.A. in international security studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Baylor University.