(AP) - NAME _ Susan Elizabeth Rice.
AGE-BIRTH DATE _ 48; Nov. 17, 1964.
EXPERIENCE _ U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, January 2009-present; senior national security adviser on Barack Obama's presidential campaign, 2008; senior foreign policy fellow, Brookings Institution, 2002-2009; senior adviser for national security affairs, John F. Kerry presidential campaign, 2004; assistant secretary of state for African affairs, 1997-2001; special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs, National Security Council, 1995-1997; director for international organizations and peacekeeping, National Security Council, 1993-1995; management consultant, McKinsey and Co., 1991-93.
EDUCATION _ Bachelor's degree, history, Stanford University, 1986; master's degree, international relations, Oxford University, 1988; doctorate, Oxford University, 1990. Rice was a Rhodes Scholar.
FAMILY _ Husband, Ian Cameron; two children.
QUOTE _ "The position of secretary of state should never be politicized. As someone who grew up in an era of comparative bipartisanship and as a sitting U.S. national security official who has served in two U.S. administrations, I am saddened that we have reached this point, even before you have decided whom to nominate."
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