Dr. Robin Renée Sanders previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, and Republic of Congo. Prior to that she served as International Advisor and Deputy Commandant at U.S. military's Eisenhower College in Washington, D.C. As a career U.S. diplomat, Ambassador Sanders served twice as the Director for Africa at the National Security Council at the White House, headed State Department Africa Bureau's Public Diplomacy Office, and was chief of the Political Section at a number of U.S. Embassies during her career. Dr. Sanders holds a Doctor of Science Degree in Information Systems and Communication from Pittsburgh's Robert Morris University (RMU), Masters of Art degree in International Relations and Africa Studies, and a Master of Science degree in Communications and Journalism both from Ohio University. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Hampton University. Dr. Sanders is the recipient of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Civilian Honor Award; three State Department Superior Honor Awards; four State Department Meritorious Honor Awards; the “Presidential Merit of Honor Award” from the Republic of Congo, and several citations in Who’s Who of America, and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for her academic, public service, and leadership. She is a global advisory to a number of global companies and organizations, Director U.S. Office of Songhai, a RMU Trustee, and on Board of National Museum of African Art. She is the recipient of several awards for her current Africa work: Diaspora Leadership, Diplomatic Leader, Africa Impact, and Africa Leader.