Tamikka Forbes is a member of the U.S. Foreign Service, where she most recently served on a domestic assignment with the executive office for African Affairs. She also served overseas in Nouakchott, Mauritania. She completed her master’s in international communication strategy at American University, where her research came to focus on radicalization, and preventing violent extremism. Prior to the State Department, Tamikka worked at an alternate dispute resolution firm in Los Angeles. She earned her BA in humanities from Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles. She studied previously in Germany and Brazil, and speaks French and German. She is a native Californian.
Updated May 2016