Nicole Bibbins Sedaca

Executive VP, Freedom House

Nicole Bibbins Sedaca is the Executive Vice President of Freedom House, a non-governmental organization that works to expand and defend freedom globally. She is the Kelly and David Pfeil Fellow at the George W Bush Institute. Prior to joining Freedom House, she served as a Professor and Deputy Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown University, and also as the Chair for Global Politics and Security concentration in the program. She has held numerous positions in the U.S. Department of State, including Senior Director for Strategic Planning and External Affairs in the Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor and Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs. She directed a local governance project for the International Republican Institute in Quito, Ecuador, where she also worked at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Nicole also served as the Director of the Washington DC office of Independent Diplomat, a diplomatic strategy consulting group. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and studied at Humboldt Universitaet in Berlin, Germany. She has served on the Boards of the Institute for Global Engagement, Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, Fund for the College of William and Mary, and the Washington Program of the College of William and Mary. She currently resides in McLean, VA with her husband, two sons and daughter.