Marie Yovanovitch is a Canadian-American diplomat, including a senior member of the United States Foreign Service, and several posts in the State Department. On January 31, 2020, she announced that she was resigning from her position at the State Department. She is currently Diplomat in Residence at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.
Marie Louise “Masha” Yovanovitch was born on November 11, 1958 and is 64 years old as of 2022. She was born in Canada to her loving and caring parents named Mikhail Yovanovitch and Nadia.
Her parents fled the Soviet Union and later moved to the Nazis, after which they briefly settled in Canada, where Marie was born. Marie moved to Connecticut with her family at the age of three and obtained membership as a naturalized American citizen at the age of 18. She grew up speaking Russian.
Marie went to the Kent School in Connecticut in 1976, where both of her parents worked as foreign language teachers for a long time. Later, Marie earned a bachelor’s degree in art in history and Russian studies.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1980. As part of her studies, she worked on completing a 94-page thesis. She enrolled at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow in 1980 and later received a Master of Science from the National War College of the National Defense University in 2001.
Marie Yovanovitch Career
Marie completed her elementary school and got a job with the United States Department of State in 1986. Her first assignment in the foreign service was in Ottawa, where she was followed by assignments abroad, including in London, Moscow and Mogadishu.
From 1998 to 2000, she briefly served as deputy director of the Russian Desk at the US State Department for two years. Later, from 2001 to 2004, she became a professional member of the Senior Foreign Service and from 2004 to 2005 she was Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.
She also served her international services as an international adviser and deputy commander at the National Defense University.
She later served as Dean of the School of Language Studies at the US State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. Back in 2016, Yovanovitch was announced as a candidate for the post of US Ambassador to Ukraine, replacing the already assigned Geoff Pyatt.
Following her removal from the post of U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie was appointed Senior State Department Fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study Diplomacy. On January 31, 2020, it was announced that Marie had retired from all of her positions at the State Department.
Marie Yovanovitch Biography
|Real name||Marie Louise Yovanovitch|
|Date of birth||November 11, 1958|
|Age (as of 2022)||63 years|
|Place of birth||Montreal Canada|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 6” – in centimeters – 168 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 66kg – in pounds – 145 pounds|
|shoe size||8 (USA)|
|hair colour||light brown|
|eye color||light brown|
Marie Yovanovitch Family
|University||National Defense University, Princeton University, National War College|
|Who is her husband?||none|
Marie Yovanovitch’s family fled to the Soviet Union before she was born and settled in the United States after being relocated to various locations including Nazi and Canada.
Marie has not married her whole life and never had the idea of adopting a child or raising a child through any kind of medical surgeries seen in today’s fast-paced world. Both parents were Ukrainians. They first moved to Canada and settled in Connecticut where the parents raised their family.
Marie grew up alongside her younger brother named Andre Yovanovitch, 52. In one of her interviews, Marie revealed that she had lost her mother, Nadia (believed to have been almost on October 24, 2021) and at the moment of her death the family was living in Virginia. Nadia was 91 years old at the time of her death.
Marie Yovanovitch Net Worth
Marie Yovanovitch has held various responsibilities and has been retained in various positions in the government sector. She has held her four offices in the US government in the Presidential Administration along with two Democratic and three Republican offices.
Yovanovitch has traveled the world during her time in the Foreign Service. In one of her interviews (at the November 2021 impeachment hearing), Marie accepted and explained that she had relocated about 13 times while serving in seven different countries, five of which were the hardship cases.