Biography: Camille Dawson

Camille Dawson

Camille Dawson is the Director of Public Diplomacy for the East Asia and Pacific Affairs Bureau at the U.S. Department of State. From 2016 to July 2019, Camille served as the Counselor for Public Affairs at U.S. Embassy Singapore and also held the role of Acting Deputy Chief of Mission for over a year.  Previously she served as the Africa Regional Media Hub Director in Johannesburg, South Africa (2013-2016); Outreach Unit Chief in Shanghai, China (2009-2013); Deputy Spokesperson (2003-2005) and Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer in Beijing, China (2005-2009); and Consular and Political Officer in Manila, Philippines. (2000-2002). She has received numerous State Department awards including several Superior Honor Awards. Camille received her Bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Texas in 1995 and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University in 1999.  She speaks Mandarin Chinese and has studied Japanese, Tagalog, French, and Spanish. She is the mother of two children, an advocate for diversity and inclusion, and an avid reader, traveler, and sports enthusiast.