Susan Elizabeth Rice is an American diplomat and policy advisor. She currently serves as the Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council.
She has also served as the 27th U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and the 23rd U.S. National Security Advisor.
Rice was born in Washington, D.C. to Lois Rice and Emmett J. Rice. Her maternal grandparents were Jamaican immigrants, and her paternal grandparents were descendants of enslaved Africans. Her parents divorced when she was ten, and her mother later remarried.
Rice was taught to “never use race as an excuse or advantage” and aspired to become the first U.S. senator from the District of Columbia.
She attended National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., where she excelled as a three-letter varsity athlete, student government president, and valedictorian.
She went on to attend Stanford University on a National Merit Scholarship and a Truman Scholarship, earning a BA with honors in history.
After Stanford, Rice attended New College, Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, earning Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in International Relations.
She then served as a foreign policy aide to Michael Dukakis during his campaign in the 1988 presidential election.
After that, she worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in the company’s Toronto office from 1990 to early 1992.
Rice served on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council staff from 1993 to 1997 and was the assistant secretary of state for African affairs at the State Department from 1997 to 2001.
Rice became the youngest person to have served as a regional assistant secretary of state at the age of 32. During her tenure, there were significant changes in U.S.–Africa policy, including the passage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, support for democratic transitions in South Africa and Nigeria, and an increased U.S. focus on fighting HIV/AIDS.
After serving as a foreign policy advisor to Democratic presidential nominees, Rice was nominated as Ambassador to the United Nations by President Barack Obama. During her tenure, Rice prioritized human rights and anti-poverty agendas, climate change, and LGBT and women’s rights as global priorities.
She also committed the U.S. to various agreements, defended Israel at the Security Council, pushed for tough sanctions against Iran and North Korea, and advocated for U.S. and NATO intervention in Libya in 2011.
In 2013, Rice was appointed as the 23rd U.S. National Security Advisor. In this role, she supported U.S. efforts on various issues.
In 2023, the news of Susan Rice stepping down from her position as a domestic policy adviser broke.
The move comes as the White House was facing controversy over its handling of migrant children who crossed the Southern border.
Susan Rice Children: Meet Maris Rice-Cameron and Jake Rice-Cameron
Susan Rice and her husband, Ian O. Cameron has two children at recorded by Wikipedia, there are Maris Rice-Cameron and Jake Rice-Cameron.
It is well known that, Jake has taken after his mother’s political side and even have views about political issues that does not align with her mothers views.
Much is not known about Maris.