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Roberta Jacobson

Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group

Roberta Jacobson is a senior advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group, where she draws on more than 30 years of distinguished diplomatic experience to advise clients of the firm’s Americas practice. Until May 2018, she served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico, where she managed a broad array of issues, including trade and investment, security and immigration, the environment, and human rights. Jacobson’s senior-level U.S. government experience also included serving as assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, deputy assistant secretary of State for Canada, Mexico, and NAFTA, director of the State Department’s Office of Mexican Affairs, and deputy chief of mission in the U.S. Embassy in Peru. She was a Fall 2018 Pritzker Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, where she taught a seminar entitled “Big Issues in Latin America.” Jacobson is regularly interviewed in outlets including CNN, The New York Times, and Reuters. She holds a master’s from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a bachelor’s from Brown University.